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Anna's war

The Holocaust tragedy through the experience of one little girl

This film is about the life of 6-year-old, Anna during World War II. Amid the mass, coordinated execution of Jewish people, her parents were killed. Anna miraculously survives because her mother covered the little girl’s body with her own. Anna spent a few years living in a disused chimney in the Commandant’s office, from her shelter she watched as life passed by until the village was liberated from the Nazis. In these inhuman conditions, Anna doesn’t just survive but somehow holds on to her humanity. Many factors helped her; memories from her past life, swept away by war, the cultural foundations laid by her parents and a cat who saved her from loneliness. 

About the film

full-length film, co-production with SagaFilmProduction

  • Genre: drama
  • Year: 2018
  • Film director: Alexey Fedorchenko
  • Screenplay: Alexey Fedorchenko, Natalia Meschaninova
  • Director of photography: Alisher Khamidhodzaev
  • Producers: Andrey Saveliev, Artem Vasiliev, Dmitry Vorobiev, Alexey Fedorchenko
  • Production designer: Alexey Maksimov
  • Costume designers: Olga Gusak, Larisa Mekhanoshina
  • Make-up: Polina Statsenko
  • Sound designer: Timofey Shestakov