Anna 6-18 (1994)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - France, Russia  |  
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Home movies with a political edge are the focus of this documentary that chronicles the childhood of director Nikita Mikhailkov's daughter Anna. He began this film in 1980 when his daughter was only 6-years old. At that time it was illegal to make home movies in Russia so he and his friends were very careful. Each year he would film her and ask her the following questions: What do you want the most? What do you fear? What do you hate? Her answers each year reflect her changes from innocent child to Soviet citizen. Her changes correspond well with the recent changes in Russia. Included in the film are also archival newsclips that complement her story.

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childhood, politician