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.Written by
Marta Kozlova started and finished filming at the age of six. Throughout the film Marta doesn't say a word. In the film there are voices speaking in Russian, Ukrainian, German, French, Romanian and Hungarian. See more »
Superb ...this is a worth the watch film
I saw this film during russia focus section in Cairo international film festival, Egypt
The audience were few sadly....
But the film deserves huge audience
The cinematography and direction i thought were excellent
The young girl's acting was masterfully done...amazing considering thats her first role in cinema
Its not a long film..no dialogue ..yet it moves ...
What i found worth mentioning is that throughout all her suffering,,the litlle girl cried twich..on her moms death and her cats death... very symbolic film
Specialy when she wrapped the flag on her toe and made socks out of it....there are hard scenses but true no exaggeration
Its anti nazi film of course
I think all art cinema lovers should look for this film and watch it
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