WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Aleksey Fedorchenko | 75 min
GermanRussianUkrainian with English Subtitles
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
- "Fedorchenko creates an array of striking visuals" ― The Hollywood Reporter
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