Ana Caótica

Ana Caótica
               Genre: Drama, Comedy
  Miracle on Spain’s director Julio Medem, which stands for many experts on a par with Pedro Alomdóvar, divorce has always been the ghosts. And nothing will change too, for his new film Caótica Ana nothing. For, as in his earlier works and some hymn celebrated Tierra (1996), The Lovers of the Arctic Circle / Los Amantes del Circulo Polar (1998), and Sex and Lucia / Lucía y el sexo (2001) refuses to continue to consistently Médem the familiar narrative forms and symbolism are mixed, and random interlaced storylines into a unique artistic style, which some viewers extremely enthusiastic, but many are also confused and repelled.

The focus of his new film is the young painter Ana (Manuela Vell) who previously lived with her father, Klaus (Matthias Habich) in a cave on Ibiza. One day, the images of the hippie girl from the patron Justine (Charlotte Rampling discovered), and enthusiastically received. The art lover Ana makes an offer that they can not refuse. The artist is – promoted by Justine – in an artistic community in Madrid and continue to live there, her undeniable talent. Initially, Ana feels most visibly in the community and acts as infected by all the creative energy that surrounds them. She falls in love for the first time in his life and discovered her lover, the) coming from Morocco Said (Nicolas Cazalé a true soul mate. What are the two lovers but knowing nothing: in both pits and traces of past lives asleep, which pave the way forcefully into the light. Only a hypnosis session with the psychologist Anglo (Asier Newman) brings the whole truth: Ana in the lives of different women from different sleep periods, which all have one thing in common – they died at the age of 22 years. Which means that Ana did not have much time left.

Life, death and rebirth, and connects everything and conquering power of love – these are the big issues, which are already filmmakers like Darren Aronofsky in The Fountain, and Sally have Potter in Orlando, their adaptation of a novel by Virginia Woolf paid. And now even Julio Medem.

Born in 1958 in San Sebastian film maker develops an opulent and sometimes almost overwhelming, and symbolically-charged several times to Eso-kitsch bordering Bilderbogen between different ages and lifestyles, which demands some viewers. And as so often in stories, which deal with phenomena beyond our everyday world of experience, we need a lot of good will to embark on the premises of Medem tinged mythological story. Who’s with Reininkarnation, repatriation and the like can not do anything, which was strongly discouraged from Caótica Ana.

What Médem persuaded themselves to this film, tells a brief text panel at the end of the film: “My sister Ana, who went to my daughter Ana, who came”. The background: The sister of filmmaker who comes from the way some of the images in the film, who died seven years before death on the way to her first show, Médem named his daughter after her. It’s quite possible that this personal loss and the comforting thought in reincarnation explains quite a bit of this film. And yet there is still enough of this film on puzzles that give us hope that there is the Spanish film-maker like his protagonist in a phase of transition, whose goal is to be seen.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: Caótica Ana Country of production: Spain Year of production: 2007 Length: 116 (Min) of material: ( #) Prokino Film Distribution

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