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A PAINFULLY HONEST AND INTIMATE PORTRAYAL OF A YOUNG MAN AND OLDER WOMAN’S STRUGGLE TO SAVE THEIR MARRIAGE.
It was a marriage few would have predicted, Ana sixty-three and Arthur twenty-eight.

Brought together by the vision of creating a new kind of therapeutic retreat, the two rebuild Ana’s existing farm from the ground up, weaving together biodynamic farming practices, anthroposophical medicine and art therapy. The farm thrives. Patients arrive from around the world. Therapies mature and deepen and the staff grows, infusing the farm with fresh faces and quickly change personal dynamics. When Arthur falls in love with the young gardener, the future of Ana and Arthur’s marriage and the community they worked so hard to form is threatened.
Ana & Arthur captures with a vivid and painful honesty the deep love that permeates their marriage and life work, and the tensions that escalate as it dissolves. Their intense dialogue mirrors the seemingly insurmountable difficulties encountered as relationships inevitably change and reflects the upheavals so necessary on the psychological journey of the self.

Produced, directed, shot and edited by their long time friend Larry Young, Ana & Arthur is a beautiful, cinematic requiem for their unique relationship and a tribute to an extraordinary community built on two people’s love for one another and their deeply held beliefs in anthroposophy.
PRODUCED, DIRECTED, SHOT & EDITED BY:
LARRY YOUNG
While no stranger to the arts and education, Young’s bio is far from your “typical” filmmaker’s. In 2004, at the age of 60, after having passed through the professions of graphic designer, illustrator, portrait artist and teacher, Young purchased his first video camera and began filming on Pleroma Farm. For a complete bio download the press kit.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER:
MIHAE S. MUKAIDA
Coming from a varied and colorful background, Mukaida draws from a wellspring of professions pulling together a unique skill set from graphic design, public relations and documentary film.
PIANO SCORE BY:
JOHN HERBERMAN
Award-winning composer Herberman draws from a wide range of experience in comedic, dramatic, and documentary productions, scoring pieces that fuse diverse and eclectic musical influences into a coherent composition.
GUITAR MUSIC BY:
DAVID CHUN
A self-taught guitarist, David has been teaching classical guitar since 1992 and has produced the original scores for Dreamland and Anit Negra.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Michael Bonini, John Haslett Cuff, Nick Hector, Gerry Kim, Albert Ling, Joannou Ng
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