International Competition

My Unknown Soldier

Anna Kryvenko
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  
26.02. / Tuesday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
28.02. / Thursday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5  
Director explores a family secret of her great-uncle.

Only a couple of years ago the director found out about a family secret of her great-uncle who came to occupy Czechoslovakia in 1968 as a Soviet soldier. When searching for the great-uncle's story the author touches on themes such as the fragmentation of personal and national memory, inherited guilt, interpretation of history, media manipulation, today's relationship with Russia, but also the attitude of the Czechs and Slovaks towards foreigners.


Anna Kryvenko

Anna Kryvenko was born in 1986, in Ukraine. She studies at the Center for Audiovisual Studies at Prague’s FAMU film school. She has made short experimental films with material from film archives and explored their relationship to history: Řeč, ale žádná slova (2012), Potichu jako kometa (2014) and Poslechnout horizont (2015).

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Můj neznámý vojín

Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia
2018, 79'

Directed by:
Anna Kryvenko

Screenplay by:
Anna Kryvenko, Lucia Kajánková

Radka Šišuláková

Edited by:
Daria Chernyak

Michal Kráčmer, Sergei Serpuhov

Produced by:
Analog Vision, Baltic Pine Films, Wandal Production

Festivals & Awards:

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018; DOK Leipzig 2018; East Silver 2018; First Lights 2018; International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 2018; Juniorfest 2018; One World Slovakia 2018