Anna's War

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    Anna's War

    Voina Anny

    Directed by

    Russia

    2018

    75 min

    • German
    • Russian
    • Ukrainian

    Drama

    Ukraine, 1941: a Jewish girl regains consciousness under a layer of black earth. Close-ups of milky-white body parts reveal she is in a mass grave. The images are of great beauty despite all their horror. Director Alexey Fedorchenko tells the true story of six-year-old Anna, who views the war from her hiding place in a building taken over by the Nazis. The guard dog outside imprisons her. The threat of discovery is constant. Her ingenuity, the items left behind by the slowly alternating visitors and the treasures she discovers in the adjacent rooms help her survive, simultaneously creating some absurdist, theatrical moments.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Marta Kozlova
    Screenplay
    Natalya Meshchaninova
    Alexey Fedorchenko
    Cinematography
    Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev
    Editing
    Hervé Schneid
    Pavel Khanyutin
    Production
    SAGA
    Production
    METRAFILMS
    Production
    FEBRUARY 29TH
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    Alexey Fedorchenko

    Alexey Fedorchenko

    Russia

    Born in 1966, he lives and works in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He graduated from the Ural Polytechnic Institute's faculty of economics in 1988 and from the All-Russia State Institute of Cinematography, faculty of screenwriting, in 2000. Since 1990 he has been working at the Sverdlovsk film studio as a director of documentary films, scriptwriter, feature film director and producer. In 2005 he started working for the film company “February, 29th” as a director and producer. His film FIRST PEOPLE ON THE MOON won in Venice Horizons Documentary Award, and SILENT SOULS received the FIPRESCI Prize, Nazareno Taddei Award and SIGNIS Award – Honorable Mention. His most recent film ANNA'S WAR world premiered at IFF Rotterdam 2018 and will screen at Munich IFF 2018.

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