Anna Spilt the Oil

Director: John Allen

Institute History

  • 1988 Sundance Film Festival


An intriguing existential story by John Allen about a man and woman who never meet but are on a collision course with fate and each other. Fortunately, there are no casualties. Interesting and sophisticated, Anna Spilt the Oil displays fine use of camera, editing, and sound to build tension, suspense, and fun.

— Alberto Garcia

Screening Details

  • Section: Rogues Gallery: New American Shorts
  • Film Type: Dramatic Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 12 min.


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