The Meetings of Anna is now playing virtually through 4/24.
Access the ND/NF at 50: Retrospective virtually nationwide!
- FLC Virtual Cinema: Free to the general public on April 16 at noon, with early access for FLC members starting April 13 at noon.
- MoMA Virtual Cinema: Free exclusively for MoMA members starting April 16th.
In Chantal Akerman’s fourth feature—a follow-up to her breakthrough film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)—Belgian filmmaker Anna (Aurore Clément), on a promotional tour through a featureless northern Europe, fluctuates between intimacy and disengagement with a series of figures, including a one-night stand (Helmut Griem), a former lover (Jean-Pierre Cassel), and her distant mother (Lea Massari). A kind-of self-portrait as only Akerman could have made, Les Rendez-vous d’Anna dials down the legendary rigor of Jeanne Dielman in favor of a more open, wide-ranging structure to evoke the solitude of a woman drifting along the currents of history.