director Aubrey Lam returns with her first film in four years. Starring acclaimed actress Karena Lam (Kidnap
), Anna and Anna
is the intriguing and haunting tale of one woman with two selves. Karena Lam gives a remarkable performance as a woman forced to face her misgivings when she meets her doppelganger, or alter ego, who has carried on the alternate life she gave up. She effectively portrays the titular Annas as two separate and different people who are yet one and the same. Anna and Anna
is Aubrey Lam's first directorial effort that she didn't also serve as screenwriter for, and she came upon the project through the film's star. Karena Lam who especially sought out Aubrey Lam, believing that she would bring out the female perspective, the dreams and regrets of the modern woman. The film co-stars popular actor Mainland actor Lu Yi (Seven Swords
) and newcomer Tender Huang (The Hospital
Dressed to the nines and cool as ice, power executive Anna (Karena Lam) seems to have everything the modern woman could ask for, from a luxury apartment to a handsome boyfriend (Tender Huang), but her life feels cold and empty. Her past creeps up on her when she transfers from Singapore to Shanghai, a city that she left years ago. There she encounters a woman who looks exactly like her, shares the same name as her, and, most startlingly, is married to her ex-boyfriend Ouyang (Lu Yi). It isn't long before Anna realizes that they are in fact the same person. It seems that when Anna left Ouyang, she also left a part of herself behind. Her doppelganger continued to pursue art and stayed with Ouyang through the hard times, maintaining a bitter relationship and impoverished existence to the present day. Glimpsing the life and love that could have been, Anna #1 suggests to Anna #2 that they temporarily switch places...