email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+

ANNA'S WAR

by Aleksey Fedorchenko

synopsis

The entire family of a 6-year-old Anna dies in the mass coordinated execution of Jews. The mother covers up Anna with her own body, and the girl miraculously survives. For the next few hundred days Anna hides in the disused chimney at the Nazi Commandant's office. From her shelter she watches as life passes her by until the village is liberated from the Nazi. In these inhuman conditions Anna not only survives but keeps her humanity. Many factors help her: memories from the life swept away by war, the cultural foundations laid by the parents and a friend who saves her from loneliness.

international title: Anna's War
original title: Voyna Anny
country: Russian Federation
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Aleksey Fedorchenko
screenplay: Aleksey Fedorchenko, Natalya Meshchaninova
cast: Marta Kozlova
cinematography by: Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev
film editing: Pavel Khanyutin, Hervé Schneid
music: Vladimir Komarov, Atsuo Matsumoto
producer: Maxim Lojevsky, Andrey Savelev, Artyom Vasilev
co-producer: Mikhail Grachev, Boris Khobod, Simon Vine, Anatoly Zakharov
executive producer: Dmitriy Vorobyov, Alexander Yashnik, Olga Yuntunen
production: SAGA (RU), Metrafilms (RU), 29th February Film Company (RU)