Anne at 13,000 Ft.
Director: Kazik Radwanski Run Time: 75 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 2019
Anne at 13,000 ft centers on a precarious period in the life of its eponymous, Anne (Deragh Campbell), with her best friend Sarah, 27-year-old Anne works at a Toronto daycare, where she needlessly bickers with colleagues and is often more interested in fantasizing with the children than in supervising them. For Sarah’s baccalaureate party, they go skydiving, and Anne seems completely in her element, floating above it all, a true departure from her strained, awkward professional and social interactions (such as the one with her new boyfriend Matt). Radwanski’s signature hand-held style matches the way Anne fumbles through life. Tight close-ups offer further evidence of Campbell’s remarkable, spiky performance, with her character’s tremulous shifts in mood and sentiment efficiently portrayed by subtle swings in tone and body language.