Anna’s War

A little Jewish girl hidden inside the fireplace of the Nazi Commandant’s office. She watches life passing by while building her own world. And her beautiful world expands day by day until Anna will win the War.

Please note that this film is in Russian, Ukrainian and German, with Dutch subtitles.
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Soviet Union, 1941: a Jewish girl regains consciousness under a layer of black earth. Close-ups of milky-white body parts reveal she is in a mass grave. The images are of great beauty despite all their horror. Anna is six years old and hides herself in a disused fireplace of the Nazi commandant’s office. From there she views the war and life passing by. The guard dog outside imprisons her. The threat of discovery is constant.
Her ingenuity, the items left behind by the slowly alternating visitors and the treasures she discovers in the adjacent rooms help her survive, simultaneously creating some absurdist, theatrical moments.

Aleksei Fedorchenko, Russia, 2018, 74 min. Russian, Ukrainian & German spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Marta Kozlova.