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Pierre Koralnik film Anna to be honoured with a plaque

I have recently been in touch with the film director Pierre Koralnik, who made one of my very favourite films: Anna (1967).

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If you’ve not seen Anna, well, you should.  It’s a musical, and whilst I don’t usually like musicals too much myself, this is a great musical thanks to Serge Gainsbourg’s superb soundtrack.  It stars the lovely Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Serge Gainsbourg, Eddy Mitchell, and Marianne Faithfull amongst others.  It is so incredibly stylish and pop-art – it’s a “must see” as far as I’m concerned.

Pierre Koralnik has told me that on Saturday 20 August 2016 the Mayor of Deauville will be unveiling a plaque in honour of this wonderful film, which was partly filmed on the beach at Deauville.  This is great news and very well-deserved.  If you’re lucky enough to be in the area on that date you can go along and listen to Anna Karina and Pierre Koralnik (and others) discussing the film before the plaque is formally unveiled at 7pm.  More details are available here: http://www.deauville.fr/fetes-et-manifestations/sous-le-soleil-exactement

Anna-karina-photo-bleueUnfortunately I won’t be there myself, so instead I might just re-watch the film and look at these lovely press photos of Anna Karina that I bought a little while back:

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Anna is available on DVD complete with the CD soundtrack.

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About tinynoggin

I love films (anything from exploitation stuff to stylish Eastern European cinema, but I'm not really into blockbusters and modern Hollywood), music (Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Michel Polnareff, Left Banke, Francoise Hardy, The Seeds, Love, The Zombies, etc) and books (Kurt Vonnegut, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Michel Houellebecq, Patrick Hamilton, Alan Sillitoe, and more). I take photographs with my Lomography Diana F plus or my Olympus Trip and like making stuff in my spare time.

3 responses to “Pierre Koralnik film Anna to be honoured with a plaque

  1. Christine

    Anna is sooo good – it’s such a sensory treat. That’s great it’s being honoured. Love the publicity photos. Recently found an old upload of a great pic from Anna: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spikedcandy/2107311737/
    (By the way, the ‘more details’ link goes to a one of the Anna images).

    • Thanks, Christine. Do you remember what that photo is from? A film or just a photo shoot? Thanks for telling me about the link – the weird thing is, when I look at it it shows details in English about the event but as it’s not working I have changed it to the French one, which hopefully works, fingers crossed!

      • Christine

        Hmm, I haven’t seen Anna for a while so couldn’t remember if that pic is a scene in it. If not, maybe an outtake or some behind-the-scenes shoot? It’s from a Mademoiselle Age Tendre the year before the film’s release, talking about Anna being filmed.

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