'Anna's War' Named Best Russian Movie at Golden Eagles Ceremony

Courtesy of Rotterdam International Film Festival
'Anna's War'

The film's helmer Alexei Fedorchenko picked up the best director award.

Alexei Fedorchenko's World War II drama Voina Anny (Anna's War) on Friday was named the best Russian movie of 2018 during the Golden Eagle Awards ceremony, which was held at Moscow’s film studio Mosfilm.

Fedorchenko also picked up the best director prize for the film, which premiered at last year's Rotterdam Film Festival.

Avdotya Smirnova, Anna Parmas and Pavel Basinsky received the best screenplay honor for Istoriya odnogo naznacheniya (A History of One Appointment), directed by Smirnova.

Aglaya Tarasova, the female lead of Lyod (Ice), a sports drama directed by Oleg Trofim, took home the best actress trophy, and Vladimir Mashkov was tapped as best actor for his role in another sports drama, Dvizheniye Vverkh (Three Seconds), helmed by Anton Megerdichev.

Svetlana Khodchenkova was named best supporting actress for her role in Dovlatov, while Kirill Zaitsev received best supporting actor honors for Three Seconds.

The award for the best foreign film released in Russia went to Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The Golden Eagles were founded by Oscar-winning director Nikita Mikhalkov in 2002 as a rival to Russia's older national honors, the Nikas. Since then, the two awards have been competing for the status of "the Russian Oscars."