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10 Ratings


Directed by Yurek Bogayevicz
United States, 1987


Starry-eyed Czech immigrant Krystyna journeys to New York City to meet her hero, Anna, a once-famous actress from her homeland. Having passed her Hollywood prime, Anna now struggles to find even bit parts in movies, and so begins mentoring young Krystyna, encouraging her in her own pursuit.

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Anna Directed by Yurek Bogayevicz

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1988 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Female Lead

1988 | 2 nominations including: Best First Feature

Golden Globes (USA)

1988 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Actress

Critics reviews

A showcase for its star’s gifts but also an aesthetically eccentric film that refuses to let her coast. Method-trained, Kirkland takes big risks on articulately inarticulate gestures and reads lines against their surface grains to salient psychological effect.
November 03, 2016

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