Directed by her son, Rampling runs the gamut of enigma as a newly minted divorcee for whom a brief lapse of attention has disastrous consequences. When her putative involvement in a murder on the singles circuit draws the attention of detective Bernie Reid (Byrne), weighted glances carry the day over dialogue. The noir rendition of London’s Barbican area is well done, and the suspense evenly paced, but the resulting gravitas is just a little too heavy for the story behind it.
I, Anna | Directed by Barnaby Southcombe (UK, Germany, France 2012) with Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell. Starts May 2