"Anna" or "Mindscape" is a story about John Washington (Mark Strong), a memory detective. John, like some others, have the ability to access people's memories with the use of a device and some ESP powers. Recently John has had some problems as his own memories about his dead wife have been interfering with his work.
John has been given the job of Anna (Taissa Farmiga) the daughter of a very wealthy family. She is 16 and is on a hunger strike. She is extremely intelligent i.e. "off the charts" and gifted. Her step-father (Richard Dillane) believes she is "haunting." With a step-dad and a teen daughter, our minds always go there, but in this film we are dealing with a far more complex issue.
John enters Anna's memories, which makes things more complex as her memories don't seem to fit the facts...or do they? The film is a mystery as we, like John, attempt to figure out if Anna is the victim or perpetrator.
It is a good mystery. Anna draws us in with her intellect. The color red plays a role as the color of blood, roses, dark room, and John's beach house.
May be too slow for some people. 3 1/2 stars
Parental Guide: 1-2 F-bombs. Brief photo nudity. Adult themes.