The film “Anne” by Dekel Berenson, which was created jointly by Ukraine, Israel and Great Britain, was selected for the competition program of short films of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival.
About this reports Ukrainian State Film Agency.
“Anna” tells the story of a lonely middle-aged mother who lives in the war-torn eastern Ukraine and desperately craves for change. At the initiative of the Israeli director of the film Dekel Berenson, the film was completely created in Ukraine by the Ukrainian film crew: from production to post-production. The main language of the film also became Ukrainian. This is stated on Ukrainian State Film Agency website.
“I first visited Ukraine in 2012, traveling around Europe. For me it was an important personal step, since my grandmother was born in Khust, a Ukrainian border town. In her eyes, Ukraine with other Eastern European countries fell into the USSR, and later gained independence, which is now again under threat. I was delighted with the mix of Eastern and Western traditions and people in Ukraine,” says film director and screenwriter Dekel Berenson.
The leading roles are performed by Ukrainian actors Svitlana Barandych, Anastasia Vyazovska, Lina Chornodub and American actor Eric R. Gilyet.
Recall the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival will be held from 14 to 25 May.
As the Journalist reported Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival announced the program.