The Anchorage
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The Anchorage
Ulla's daughter and a young family friend have been paying her a visit where she lives, alone, on a rugged island in the Baltic Sea. But when they depart and Ulla is left to return to her everyday, she discovers her quiet corner of the world disrupted by the arrival of a shadowy deer hunter. The Anchorage is a work of restraint and patience and simple, meditative beauty. Shot in 2006 (but not released until 2009) with a skeleton crew on location in the Stockholm Archipelago, directors C.W. Winter and Anders Edström have made a rigorously assertive film that resists categorization. It plays… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Anchorage is a fully realized ode to the power of silence and solitude and one woman's harmony with nature."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The Anchorage collects and uses a variety of stylistic devices that arguably originate with the European art house, and discovers meaningful, thoughtful ways to put them to work."
‑ Ricky D'Ambrose, Slant Magazine
"Little more than a travelogue and a vaguely contemplative vibe."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"The Anchorage uses a narrative structure introduced to more powerful effect 35 years ago in Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
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