[REL] Anna: Ot shesti do vosemnadtsati (1993)

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[REL] Anna: Ot shesti do vosemnadtsati (1993)

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Anna: Ot shesti do vosemnadtsati (1993)

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In the Soviet Union it was forbidden to shoot home movies, but noted director Nikita Mikhalkov (who won an Oscar® for Burnt by the Sun) ignored that prohibition and secretly filmed his daughter Anna across a span of 13 years. Every year Mikhalkov would ask the child the same five questions, and the film from their casual interviews would be secretly processed. This intimate look at a little girl's growing consciousness became the backbone of what turned out to be a startling and brilliant documentary.

Mikhalkov happened to be surreptitiously filming his daughter during a span of time when the Soviet Union would change enormously, as Leonid Brezhnev died and his successors gradually began making changes that would lead to the dismantling of the USSR and the emergence of a new Russia. Footage of a young Anna smiling and answering her father's questions are deftly contrasted with newsreel footage of a Communist youth rally presided over by the aged Leonid Brezhnev.

At one point, as Anna gets older, she mentions her fear of "giving wrong answers," and the stifling atmosphere created by the Soviet state becomes apparent. As things begin to change profoundly in the late 1980s, a loosening society is shown, and Anna's own development into a thoughtful young woman becomes an analogue for changing attitudes in Russia itself. This film is a profound and powerful meditation on both family and nationhood, and it stands as a remarkable work of art. --Robert J. McNamara
http://imdb.com/title/tt0106290/

Available through Amazon.

thanks, Rich :)
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Re: [REL] Anna: Ot shesti do vosemnadtsati (1993)

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Was it a hard day at work, honey? It's posted with french subtitles at fileheaven:

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Re: [REL] Anna: Ot shesti do vosemnadtsati (1993)

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Hi idler,

How on earth did you find this movie with that title 8O

oh, it's at fileheaven? damn, yeah hard day at work :oops:

Many thanks :thumbsup:
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Re: [REL] Anna: Ot shesti do vosemnadtsati (1993)

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Very interesting inside look at the Soviet Union, IMO pretty authentic and objective.

I don't agree with Mikhalkov's political views, though.
Oscar-winning Mikhalkov is one of Russia's best known film directors and director of the Moscow Film Festival. He is also Vladimir Putin's personal friend and a strong supporter of the Kremlin. He has made no secret of his desire to control Russia's film industry, to have the final word on which films should be produced and which should not. For Mikhalkov the interests of the state and Russia's imperial aspirations have been always more important than respect for human rights or freedom of speech. For Russia's intelligentsia, Mikhalkov's come-back is emblematic of their country's authoritarian rule.
(http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/em ... ian-cinema)

Kind of ironic, considering his anti-soviet attitude :think

Anyway, the rip has excellent quality and there is a little OT scene too :)
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It's a director keeping love to his daughter
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