Time Out says

Much-loved '60s Czech movie star Anna (Kirkland), imprisoned for criticising the authorities, is banished to the US. There her refugee spouse spurns her to make TV commercials. Now she's just a 'resting' actress. After an audition, she befriends fellow-immigrant Krystyna (the beautiful Porizkova), who has a photo of Anna clutched in her hand. Anna takes Krystyna home, and so begins the age-old tale of master and pupil. As soon as Krystyna has her teeth done, she lands a director in the Hamptons. Bigger and better roles follow, while Anna is attacked by the green-eyed monster. What price Hollywood? A must for those who adore all things theatrical, and a maybe for those who don't. Bogayevicz's superbly acted film is for the most part an amiable study of ageing and exile. Its low-key kookiness is reminiscent of Jarmusch; its final descent into mawkish melodrama is not.


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Yurek Bogayevicz
Agnieszka Holland
Sally Kirkland
Robert Fields
Paulina Porizkova
Larry Pine
Steven Gilborn
Gibby Brand
John Robert Tillotson