by Emmanuel Carrère
France • 2003 • 35mm • color • 135’ • o.v. Fr., Rus. • st. Eng., simultaneous translation in Italian
A film ‘twin’ to the novel My Life as a Russian Novel, this documentary charts Carrère’s journey to Kotelnitch, a town some 800 km east of Moscow, as he investigates what happened to a Hungarian POW, and then the young Ania. Through exploring the lives of others the writer finds the courage to tell his own story.