I, Anna opens in UK theaters on December 7. This is such an important and long-awaited milestone. Yay!
Lots of exclusive stuff–posters, clips, previews–has been coming out in support of the film’s premiere in its home town. While there are still no mainstream reviews, there are several blog and independent site reviews, most of which seem lukewarm in their response. I keep thinking that some who are seeing this film just don’t get it, but I have not seen it myself, so for now I will exercise my option to present you with what I want you to see: the cool stuff!
Empire Magazine: [the link to this review is no longer available]
There’s few better than Byrne at conveying this kind of jaded intelligence – watch him in In Treatment for more recent evidence – and few more enigmatic screen presences than Rampling’s. She’s a possible eyewitness to a murder he’s investigating, but his mind is increasingly elsewhere.
As Anna Welles, Rampling treads in the same heels as her femme fatale Velma in 1975’s Farewell, My Lovely. There, Robert Mitchum was the ‘tec falling under her spell; here it’s Byrne. The effect is the same: a man and his marbles slowly parting company.
1. This locally-hosted clip might need a few moments to load. I call this the “Driving Mr. Byrne” clip…
2. “Seduction, the Gabriel Byrne Way”–courtesy of Empire Magazine [ [the link to this video is no longer available]: This would be embedded but there is a lot of code that slows down the site, so just click on the link above to see the new clip.
new promo still
Brought to you by Barnaby Southcombe, the film’s director