Anna, Dekel Berenson, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Israel, 2019, 15’
Fiction, o.v. Ukrainian, English, Italian & English subtitles

WTFF5 – International Competition Short Films


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 organised for foreign men who are touring the country, searching for love.

Director’s bio-filmography
Dekel Berenson (1979) is an award-winning Israeli filmmaker and storyteller currently based in London. He obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies and travelled the world as a human and environmental rights activist. His 3rd film, Anna, premiered in competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.


Directed by Dekel Berenson
Screenplay Dekel Berenson
DOP Vova Ivanov
Editing Yegor Troyanovsky
Sound (Mix) Andrii Rohachov
Sound Designer Andrii Nidzelskyi
Music Supervisor Yaroslav Lodygin
Cast Svetlana Barandich, Anastasia Vyazovskaya, Eric R. Gilliatt
Production ESSE Production House, Blue Shadows Films, 168 Wardour Filmworks
Distribution 168 Wardour Filmworks