The young poet Anna Barková is to embark on a starry career; her first collection has just been published and she is believed to become the greatest Russian poet, overshadowing even great Pushkin. A few years later, however, Anna sits in a crowded cattle truck heading for the barren steppes of Kazakhstan. This will not be her only journey and only camp. The poet Anna Barková (1906–1976) spent 22 years of her life in gulags. She survived thanks to her poems, thanks to hope and thanks to the passionate love for a woman named Valentina.
The Czech Film Fund supported the project.
The film was released in October 2017, distributed by Bontonfilm.
8 Heads Production
Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague
Director and screenwriter: Marta Nováková
DoP: Lukáš Hyksa
Cast: Aneta Langerová, Zuzana Fialová, Marie Štípková, Anna Sedlačková, Pavel Zedníček