Anna M. the erotomaniac
Shooting begins tomorrow on Anna M. [+see also:
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The film’s script – written by Spinosa (who also co-wrote two films by Gilles Bourdo, including Inquiétudes) – centres on the instability of Anna, a calm and reserved young woman (Isabelle Carré). Convinced that Doctor Zanevsky (Gilbert Melki) is in love with her, she is brought to her wits ends, going from hope, despair, then hatred, before turning the lives of the doctor and his wife (Anne Consigny) upside down.
The out-of-the ordinary role was initially going to be played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, then Sylvie Testud, before finally being given to Carré, an increasingly popular star in French cinema currently, who will star in Christian Vincent’s upcoming Four Stars [+see also:
Shooting will last seven weeks, two of which will take place in Paris and five in Lyon. The film’s French release by Diaphana Distribution is planned for the first half of 2007. Films Distribution is handling international sales.
(Translated from French)
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