Length: 75 min.
Director: Alexey Fedorchenko
Cast: Marta Kozlova, Ilya Belov, Sergey Fedorov
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.
Awards and festivals:
Sochi Open Russian Film Festival – Special Diploma of the Jury (For creating a piercing image of war seen through the eyes of a child)
Nika Award – Best Film, Best Actress
Golden Eagle Award – Best Feature Film, Best Director
Russian Guild of Film Critics Award – White Elephant (Best Film), Best Actress, Best Cinematographer
On The Edge - Sakhalin International Film Festival – Best Director
Veterans Film Festival – Red Poppy Award (Best Actress)
Göteborg Film Festival – participation