In the mind-altering film ANNA, director Jorge Dorado mines the very essence of truth and reality.
John (Mark Strong) is a recently widowed man with the ability to enter people’s memories. In the past John used his abilities to solve criminal cases, but after a stroke that left him incapacitated and financially broken, he has become a shell of his former self.
Desperate for an assignment, John jumps into a new case involving a troubled girl, Anna (Taissa Farmiga) who subjects herself to an on-going hunger strike. What at first seems like an easy job proves to be much more challenging than John expected. Anna is intelligent, insightful, and possibly one of the most conniving and manipulative people he’s ever encountered. As John delves deeper into Anna’s memories to discover the reason for her problems, everyone around her becomes a suspect—her family, her nurse, even John’s own mentor.
Lavishly shot and deftly acted, ANNA is a superb thriller that will have audiences asking, “who done it?” then “wait, did they really do it?” In this film, truth is really just a state of mind.
-- James Faust