The Anchorage (2010)

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Ulla's daughter and a young family friend have been paying her a visit where she lives, alone, on a rugged island in the Baltic Sea. But when they depart and Ulla is left to return to her everyday, she discovers her quiet corner of the world disrupted by the arrival of a shadowy deer hunter. The Anchorage is a work of restraint and patience and simple, meditative beauty. Shot in 2006 (but not released until 2009) with a skeleton crew on location in the Stockholm Archipelago, directors C.W. Winter and Anders Edström have made a rigorously assertive film that resists categorization. It plays equally off traditions of the folk ballad, noise, and field recording. And as a portrait of its protagonist, Ulla, the film is an ode to strength and grace. "The wind bloweth where it listeth." -- (C) Official Site
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
Film Forum

Cast

Bengt Ohlsson
as The Hunter
Elsa
as Elsa
Lena Landgren
as Caller
Annika Karlsson
as Forklift Operator
Piki Johansson
as Shopper
Christina Sundgren
as Restaurant Patron
Nicolas Bini
as Restaurant Patron
Esmerelda Sundgren Bini
as Restaurant Patron
Paive Maja
as Restaurant Patron
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Critic Reviews for The Anchorage

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

The Anchorage is a fully realized ode to the power of silence and solitude and one woman's harmony with nature.

Full Review… | September 16, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | September 16, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Little more than a travelogue and a vaguely contemplative vibe.

Full Review… | September 14, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

The Anchorage uses a narrative structure introduced to more powerful effect 35 years ago in Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman.

Full Review… | September 14, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

The Anchorage collects and uses a variety of stylistic devices that arguably originate with the European art house, and discovers meaningful, thoughtful ways to put them to work.

Full Review… | September 26, 2010
Slant Magazine

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