My Unknown Soldier

Můj neznámý vojín
Student & Debut Competition
Anna Kryvenko
Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia
Czech, Russian, Slovak

By weaving together rare archival footage from Europe and Russia with her own family history, Anna Kryvenko offers an unusual perspective on the 1968 occupation of Czechoslovakia. While visiting her family home, Anna discovers a photo album full of pictures with one person cut out of the photos—her great-grand-uncle, a man who unwillingly became part of the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968 as a Soviet soldier. While trying to piece together his story, she touches upon some very current topics: the fragmentation of personal vs. national memory, inherited guilt, historical interpretation, media manipulation, Europe’s relationship with Russia, and also, the attitude of Czechs and Slovaks towards foreigners.

11.15. Friday 15:15
Művész - Huszárik
English Subtitle
11.16. Saturday 14:15
Művész - Huszárik
English Subtitle
Michal Kráčmer
Sergei Serpuhov
Daria Chernyak
Radka Šišuláková
Viktor Krivosudský
Andris Dzenītis
Yair Elazar Glotman
David Střeleček
Production info: 
Analog Vision, Baltic Pine Films, Wandal Production, Czech Television, Radio and Television Slovakia, FAMU
Distribution info: 
Analog Vision s.r.o.,, Kaprova 42/14, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic