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Four nights with Anna

Quatre nuits avec Anna

A film by Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring Artur Steranko, Kinga Preis, Jerzy Fedorowicz

A small, provincial town on the outskirts of Poland. Leon Okrasa, 40, is a stoker at the hospital crematory. In the past, he witnessed – or perhaps committed – a brutal rape upon Anna, now 30 and working as a nurse at the same hospital. They live near one another as well, she – in a hostel for workers next to the hospital, he – in a dilapidated cottage a few meters away. He often spies on her in the streets by day and peeps at her window by night. But he wants more. One night he sneaks into her room through the window and spends the night sitting at her bed, looking at her in the moonlight. It soon becomes an obsession. He breaks into her room more and more often. And, step by step, he begins to influence her life – sews in a missing button, mends her clock, replaces spoiled food in her fridge, etc. When he begins to mix powdered sleeping pills with her sugar, it is clear that Leon is about to loose control. Will he rape her? We know he used to be a prisoner and he can often remind scenes of trial and incarceration. Anna begins to notice strange things happening around her, but she thinks it’s all in her head.


One day, Leon is arrested when sneaking into Anna’s through the window. A new court session begins, when Leon proves his deep feelings for Anna. Perhaps it is true love after all.
 

  • 2008

Release date

Cast

Artur Steranko - Leon Okrasa
Kinga Preis - Anna
Jerzy Fedorowicz - The psychologist
Redbad Klijnstra - The judge

Crew

Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

Written by Ewa Piaskowska and Jerzy Skolimowski

Produced by Alfama Films Production and Skopia Film

In association with Wild Bunch

Coproduced by Telewizja Polska S.A. - Agencja Filmowa

With the participation of Polish Film Institute and C.N.C.

And the support of Soficapital

French Distribution LES FILMS DU LOSANGE
International Sales ELLE DRIVER
Edited by FTD

  • Cannes Film Festival 2008

    Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

  • Tokyo Film Festival 2008

    Special Jury Award

Jerzy Skolimowski

Jerzy Skolimowski

Director:

Quatre Nuits avec Anna (2008)

Ferdydurke (1991)

Eaux Printanières (Torrents of spring) (1989)

Le Bateau Phare (The Lightship) (1985)
Prix de la réalisation au Festival de Venise

Le Succès à Tout Prix (Success is the best revenge) (1984)

Travail au Noir (Moonlighting) (1982)
Prix du Scénario au Festival de Cannes

Hands up ! (1981)

Le Cri du Sorcier (The Shout) (1978)
Grand Prix Spécial du Jury au Festival de Cannes

Roi, Dame, Valet (1972)

Deep End (1970)

Les Aventures du Brigadier Gérard (The Adventures of Gerard) (1970)

Le Départ (1967)
Ours d’Or au Festival du Film de Berlin

Barrier (1966)
Prix Spécial du Jury au Festival de Valladolid

Walk Over (1965)
Prix au Festival de Mannheim


Screenwriter:

Quatre Nuits avec Anna (2008)

America (2005)

Ferdydurke (1991)

Eaux Printanières (1989)

Shocked (1986)

Succès à Tout Prix (1984)

Travail au Noir (Moonlighting) (1982)
Prix du scénario Festival de Cannes

Hands up ! (1981)

Le Cri du Sorcier (The Shout) (1978)
Grand Prix Spécial du Jury au Festival de Cannes

Les Aventures du Brigadier Gérard (1970)

Deep End (1970)

Le Départ (1967)
Ours d’Or Festival du Film de Berlin

Barrier (1967)
Prix Spécial du Jury au Festival de Valladolid

Walk Over (1965)
Prix au Festival de Mannheim

Le Couteau dans l’Eau de Roman Polanski (1963)
Innocent Sorcerers d’Andrzej Wajda (1960)


Actor:

Les promesses de l’ombre de David Cronenberg (2006)

Avant la nuit (Before night falls) de Julian Schnabel (2000)

L.A without a map de Mika Kaurismäki (1998)

Mars Attacks! de Tim Burton (1996)

Big Shots de Robert Mandel (1987)

Soleil de nuit (White Nights) de Taylor Hackford (1985)

Le Faussaire (Die Falshung) de Volker Schlöndorff (1981)


Producer:

The Hollow Men de Joseph Kay et Michael Lyndon (1993)

Le Succès à Tout Prix de Jerzy Skolimowski (1984)

Travail au Noir de Jerzy Skolimowski (1982)
Prix du Scénario- Festival de Cannes

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