Anne at 13,000 Ft.

Anne at 13,000 Ft.

Kazik Radwanski, Canada, 2019, 75m

The film stars Deragh Campbell as Anne, a shy, socially awkward daycare worker whose attitude to her life and work is radically transformed after she skydives for the first time.

Anne at 13,000 Ft.
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Film poster

Actress Deragh Campbell has been giving brave performances for some time now, including last year’s MS Slavic 7.

Her rattling, interiorized portrait of a young woman in free-fall in Anne at 13,000 Feet sets new heights for her—as well as for its director, Kazik Radwanski (whose tightly focused Tower was a highlight in 2013).

The Canadian filmmaker forces viewers to empathize with the daily struggles of Anne, a young daycare worker in Toronto whose steady life increasingly gives way to anxiety and recklessness.

Her unpredictable behavior coincides with a burgeoning romance with a well-meaning guy (Matt Johnson), who may or may not understand her.

Radwanski puts us in close proximity with a character we may bristle at, but the result is an emotional experience.

A Cinema Guild release.

Premiering in the Platform Prize program at the 2019 Toronto Film Fest, the film received honorable mention from the Platform Prize jury, and was nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture.