The Anna Sanders Films production company was established in 1997 as a satellite activity of Le Consortium by artists and filmmakers Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Charles de Meaux, Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe, who wished to produce films destined to be shown in cinemas, and with two of Le Consortium’s directors, Franck Gautherot and Xavier Douroux.
Twenty features and mid-length features have been produced since its inception. Since the selection in 2002 of Blissfully Yours by Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, critics have been attentive to Anna Sanders Films’ projects. Films produced by it have regularly been presented at the Cannes Film Festival; in 2004 Tropical Malady received the Jury Prize and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives won the Palme d’Or in 2010.
Le Portrait interdit, the most recent film produced by Anna Sanders and directed by Charles de Meaux was selected at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival out of competition and released in French cinemas in December 2017. It was exceptionally well received by the press.
The second floor screening room designed by Matali Crasset for Le Consortium Museum in 2018 continuously broadcast Anna Sanders movies.