Year 1941. Amidst the mass coordinated execution of Jews the entire family of a 6-year-old Anna dies. She miraculously survives, the mother covers up Anna with her own body. The girl hides in the disused chimney in the Nazi Commandant’s office - without food or water, in solitude and fear. So begins this story of the struggle for life that lasts for over two years. Anna's story of fighting against the huge and terrifying world of adults. The story of the World War where the little Jewish girl prevails.
CAST & CREW
Andrey Saveliev, Artem Vasilyev, Maxim Lojevsky
Natalya Meschaninova, Aleksey Fedorchenko
Director of Photography
Vladimir Komarov, Atsuo Matsumoto
Pavel Khanyutin, Herve Schneid
SAGa, Metrafilms, February 29th
Aleksey Fedorchenko is a famous Russian film director, scriptwriter, producer. He is one of the central figures in the Russian independent new auteur films wave. He has numerous international awards for his achievements both as the director and scriptwriter. He has degrees in Engineering and Economics (Ural Polytechnic Institute) and in Film Studies & Scriptwriting from VGIK (Russian State University of Cinematography). Originally getting involved in the film industry from financial background in 1990 (when he had become the deputy director of Sverdlovsk Film Studio) Aleksey Fedorchenko moved into the studio’s production department. Since 2000, he has managed and participated in the production of over 80 films. Since 2004, Aleksey Fedorchenko is a co-owner, chief film director and the general producer of 29th February Film Company.
David (2002, doc.), Children of White Grave (2003, doc.), The First on the Moon (2005), Shosho (2006), Railway (2008), Banya Day (2008), Shuvgey Wind (2009, doc.), Oatmeal (2010), Australia (2012, doc.), Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (2012), Angels of Revolution (2014), Anna’s War (2018).