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Dekel Berenson

ANNA

ANNA

Release Date
2019

Drama

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Synopsis

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.

Dekel Berenson
DIRECTOR’S BIO

Dekel Berenson is an award-winning Israeli filmmaker and storyteller currently based in London. After completing a mandatory three-year service in the Israeli Defence Forces, he obtained a Master's degree in International Relations and European Studies and traveled the world as a human and environmental rights activist. Over the past three years, he has combined his two passions, making artistic films of high quality that bring light to real-world social and humanitarian issues. His 3rd film, Anna , will première in competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.

Credits
WRITER & DIRECTOR
Dekel Berenson
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Vova Ivanov
PRODUCERS
Merlin Merton, Vitaliy Shermetiev, Olga Beskhmelnytsina, Natalia Libet, Elad Keidan, Omar Parker, Charlie Canning Burt,
Dima Konoplov, Olga Maksiuk
CAST
Anna - Svetlana Barandich
Alina - Anastasia Vyazovskaya
Eric - Eric R. Gilliatt
Translator - Alina Chornogub
Party Organiser - Liana Khobelia
Ian - Istan Rozumny
Drunk Man - Pavel Levitsky
ART-DIRECTOR
Kara Baleyan, Sergej Shishkin
EDITOR
Yegor Troyanovsky
POST-PRODUCTION
Charlotte Stade, Dmitry Valsylenko, Andrii Nidzelskyi
Mantas Kvedaravičius
PARTHENON
​Kateryna Gornostai
THE FLOOR IS LAVA
Kateryna Gornostai
​Crocodile