Anne Trister

75

103 minutes – Drama
Language: French
Festival release date: February 3, 1986 (Berlin International Film Festival)
Production companies: National Film Board of Canada, Les Films Vision 4
Canadian distributor: NFB

The title character, Anne Trister (Albane Guilhe), is a young Swiss-Jewish artist. As the film opens she is burying her father and is deeply wrapped in grief. She leaves her boyfriend in Switzerland and travels to Québec where she looks up an old acquaintance, Alix (Louise Marleau), who is a 40-year-old child psychologist. Alix is a handsome woman with an elegant apartment, arrogant boyfriend, and beautiful clothes. She seems settled in her life, but through her work has developed an emotional bond with Sarah (Lucie Laurier), a rebellious child with an enormous need to be loved. Detached from the world around her, Anne takes over a vacant studio to paint a gigantic fresco and throws herself into a series of impulsive affairs. In this feminist, abstract drama – with an emphasis on the characters’ emotions rather than on plot – director Léa Pool delicately creates an overlapping world where Anne, Alix, and Sarah explore the many improbable forms of love and dependency.

Anne Trister, movie, poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Roger Frappier
Claude Bonin

Director:

Léa Pool

Screenwriter:

Léa Pool

Cinematographer:

Pierre Mignot

Editor:

Michel Arcand

Composer:

René Dupéré
Daniel Deshaime

Production Designer:

Vianney Gauthier

Costume Designer:

Gaudeline Sauriol

Cast: Roles:

Albane Guilhe
Louise Marleau
Lucie Laurier
Guy Thauvette
Hugues Quester
Nüvit Özdogru
Kim Yaroshevskaya
Carl Boileau
Elizabeth Briand
Pierre Plante
Sarah-Jeanne Salvy
Michael Schneider
Gilbert Sicotte
Rosalie Thauvette
Rena B. Wasserman

Anne Trister
Alix
Sarah
Thomas
Pierre
Simon
Mothe