Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.


  • DIRECTOR /Dekel Berenson
  • COUNTRY /United Kingdom / Ukraine
  • CATEGORIES /Short film
  • RUNTIME /14:59
  • YEAR /2020


Directors Biography

Dekel Berenson

Dekel Berenson is a writer, director, activist and graphic designer. Drawing inspiration from traveling to more than sixty countries, Dekel explores real-world social and humanitarian issues. His second short film, “Ashmina” won several prizes, including Best Short Film award at the 59th Krakow Film Festival and Best Live Action Short at the 36th Jerusalem Film Festival, qualifying the film for Academy Awards consideration. His third film, “Anna”, premiered as Official Selection in Competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and won the Best British Short Film award at the 22nd BIFA awards.



Anna : Svetlana Barandich
Alina : Anastasia Vyazovskaya
EricĀ : Eric R. Gilliatt
Translator : Alina Chornogub
Party Organiser : Liana Khobelia
Ian : Istan Rozumny
Drunk Man : Pavel Levitsky


Written and Directed by : Dekel Berenson
Producer : Dekel Berenson, Merlin Merton, Olga Beskhmelnytsina