2021 / 95' Dir. Aliona van der Horst Sc. Aliona van der Horst Prod. Stichting Docmakers
A daughter attempts to retrace her father’s steps against the backdrop of the Second World War and the dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler.
A daughter searches for her father’s past in this poetically crafted film, set against the backdrop of World War II and the dictatorships of Hitler and Stalin. Sana Valiulina’s father Sandar was a Red Army soldier who was taken prisoner in Nazi Germany, a fate he shared with five million others. After the war, back in Stalin's Soviet Union, he was sentenced to ten years in a Gulag camp for betraying his country. There he began receiving letters from a young girl, which helped him survive.