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by Anna Kryvenko


How does it feel like to become an occupier without your own intentions? With known but also never published archival materials from the whole Europe and Russia we tell a family story of the director Anna Kryvenko about how the big politics is destroying the lives of ordinary people. Just couple of years ago the director found a family secret of her grand-uncle who came to occupy Czechoslovakia in 1968 as a Soviet soldier. When searching for grand-uncle's story the author touches themes like fragmentation of personal and national memory, inherited guilt, interpretation of history, media manipulation, relationship towards nowadays Russia, but also relationship of Czechs and Slovaks towards foreigners - themes very actual in our times.

international title: My Unknown Soldier
original title: Můj neznámý vojín
country: Slovakia, Latvia, Czech Republic
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Anna Kryvenko
film run: 79'
screenplay: Anna Kryvenko
cinematography by: Radka Sisuláková
film editing: Daria Chernyak, Anna Kryvenko
producer: Michal Kracmer, Veronika Kührová
co-producer: Wanda Adamík-Hrycová
production: Analog Vision, Baltic Pine Films, Wandal Production
backing: Eurimages
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