Ana by Day (Ana de día)

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What would you do if one day you realize that a double, a doppelganger, similar to you has taken your place in life and nobody even suspects that she is not you? If all your obligations, all your duties, are being made by that 'other you', would you fight to recover your lost identity? Or, on the contrary, would you try to find your own being far from all that was supposed to be your 'normal' life? And, in that case, will this option help you to find real happiness? ​ Ana is a young, well-educated Spanish woman from a traditional, middle-class family. She is about to finish her PhD in Law and get married but she doesn't feel fulfilled. One day, a double (doppelganger) takes her place in life, dealing with all her responsibilities. Realizing for the first time that she is totally free, Ana decides to explore her new anonymity and freedom, testing her own limits and searching for the meaning of life, between a boarding-house and cabaret nights in Madrid: places full of people who, in some way, one day also decided to disappear. However, at one point routine also arrives to her new life and a question haunts her: Is it possible to ever run away from oneself?

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  • A story about what we really are. A path to the inner self, a path to finding yourself in the external world. [Full review in Spanish]

    Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • With subtle alterations in lighting and shooting style that enhance the feeling of drift between the two versions of Ana, this film invites viewers to consider how, at any given time, simple decisions can drastically alter the course that any life takes.

    Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Sometimes [the film's] journey becomes somewhat confusing, but behind its images we find an authorial view and an absorbing proposal about the dilution of identity in times of moral hypocrisy. [Full review in Spanish]

    Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Krzysztof Kieślowski, Alfred Hitchcock and, especially, Luis Buñuel are imbricated in the images of Andrea Jaurrieta's first film. [Full review in Spanish]

    Nov 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Like Ana, the film goes astray within itself... [Full review in Spanish]

    Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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