I, Anna
I, Anna (2012)

A must for all who love noirish thrillers, Southcombe's directorial debut features a stellar cast, headed by Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne. Rampling plays the titular character, who may hold the key to a murder investigation… More

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

The problem is the script, adapted from a novel and full of psychological gaps and dead-ends.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

It's atmospherically photographed by Ben Smithard. But the plot is too thin for the big screen; it may have suited TV more.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

Next time out, Southcombe should get someone else to write the screenplay ...

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Anna Smith
Metro (UK)

The story is perhaps better suited to a superior TV thriller but it's given an extra touch of class by the cast, direction and cinematography - something of a love letter to London.

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Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)

Barnaby Southcombe makes a distinguished directorial debut with this stylish and atmospheric film noir.

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Rich Cline

Even though this British mystery-drama is rather too creepy for its own good, it gives Rampling yet another superb character to sink her teeth into.

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Overall, I, Anna marks a strong debut effort for Southcombe.

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Independent (UK)

Barnaby Southcombe's very promising debut feature stars his mother, Charlotte Rampling, as a lonely woman in late middle age, reaching out for love.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

This may be the first film noir to revolve around a lonely granny.

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