Anna’s War

Dir. Aleksey Fedorchenko | 75 min
Narrative Russia 2018
GermanRussianUkrainian with English Subtitles US Premiere

Saturday, May 114:00 PM E Street Cinema Pre-sale only*

Wednesday, May 228:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

*Saturday screenings before 6:00 PM are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

Ukraine, 1941: a Jewish girl regains consciousness under a thick layer of black earth. Close-ups of milky-white body parts surrounding her reveal she is in a mass grave. The image is startling and haunting, but it’s Anna’s resolve to persevere that’s truly indelible.

Director Aleksey Fedorchenko (Silent Souls) beautifully relays the real 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 childhood dreams of becoming a musician are replaced by a simple and more immediate desire: survival.

Co-presented by 3GDC – Washington DC Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors

Festivals and Awards

  • 2018, Rotterdam Film Festival


Genres and Topics

Print Source

Media Luna
Tobias Tersteegen

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Tier A

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