"Anna" is I think set in the near future where character John Washington, played by actor Mark Strong, is lured out of his self-imposed retirement to use his psychic forensic detective skills to help a troubled 16-year-old Anna, played by a Taissa Farmiga, find her way out of a swirling, undefined childhood charybdis. I "felt" the film in addition to watching it. There was unusual imagery mixed with scenes shot with hand-held cameras, subtle symbolism and a well-modulated soundtrack. The director, writers and cinematographer all have excellent credentials. "Anna" has been described as atmospheric, using atmospheric as a negative. Not with me. The film totally immersed me in Anna's world. There are no car chases or shootouts, but this film is nevertheless a real detective story. Instead of running down fingerprints and DNA for evidence, memories are tracked down, sorted and verified. Some of the dilemmas that character John Washington faced reminded me of the ones that Robin Williams' character faced in the similarly themed film, The Final Cut. I guess this film is unusual enough not to be for everyone, but I was genuinely intrigued throughout and in the end, moved. Well worth the time.