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Ana Begins

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Neal Dixon

Synopsis

Ana’s husband has died. She finds herself alone, isolated in her home on the outskirts of a rural village in North Devon, trying to start again. It is a cold February; grey, wet, misty days blur into one.

At first Frazer is there as support, a solid presence, a man’s man: someone to lean on. Yet Frazer is also lost. Ana is young and beautiful; he is older, trapped in a marriage that died years ago.

The relationship develops. There is tension; it’s complicated. Guilt is felt on both sides and as time passes Frazer begins to fall in love with her.

Confused emotions and suppressed desire drive the two towards inevitable  conflict until finally Ana must confront her true feelings for Frazer and, with  or without him, move on. And this can be her only certainty: that by the end, things will be beginning again.

Ana Begins is a subtle and intricate love story that explores and embraces the confusions of suppressed desire.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Format
HD
Director
Ben O' Connor 1st Feature
Producer
David O' Connor
Co-Producer
David O' Connor
Editor
Fraser Keddie
Screenwriter
Ben O' Connor
Director of Photography
Candida Richardson
Production Designer
Rebecca Callis
Sound
Adam Mendez
Music
Martin Wissenberg
Principal Cast
Cosima Shaw, Steve Huison

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