Dekel Berenson


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Anna premièred in competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The film is a Ukraine / Israel / UK co-production, produced by ESSE Production House, Blue Shadows Films & 168 Wardour Filmworks.

The film is distributed by Salaud Morisset.


Anna, a middle-aged single mother, lives in a small industrial town in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. She works in a meat processing plant, lives in a rundown apartment and dreams for a better life for herself and her 16-year-old daughter.

Desperate for a change, she is lured by a radio advertisement to attend a party organized for foreign men who are touring the country, searching for love. Despite not having been out for years she decides to take part in the event.

At the party, Anna is confronted with the realities of old age, with the American men's real intentions, and by her underaged daughter who is also attending the event. Both mother and daughter realize the absurdity and indignity of the situation and abandon their dream for a better life.

Technical Details

Shot in February 2019 in Ukraine
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 15’
Aspect Ratio: 1:2.39
Screening Format: 2K DCP, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Sound: 5.1 DCP, or Stereo
Shot on Arri Alexa, 24p, original format 2.8K
Language: Ukrainian, English
Subtitles: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic.

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