International Jury Award for Best Young Actress
European Children Films Association (ECFA) Award for Best Feature Film
Nine-year-old Anna is not sure who Hitler is. But when her own father goes missing one day, she comes to realize that the man on the posters is about to change the whole of Europe – starting with her own small life. She is forced to uproot her entire existence. Anna and her family hastily flee Germany, leaving even her favorite stuffed pink rabbit behind. From now on Anna encounters life in exile, not speaking the language, not knowing customs and manners, missing her friends and loved ones. Yet Anna grows up, finds new friends, and learns to take responsibility. So when her family has to move away yet again, she is certain she can do anything.
She is one of Germany’s most celebrated filmmakers. Throughout her illustrious career that spans more than two decades, she has received international accolades for her work including multiple Academy Award nominations, and an Oscar win for Best Foreign Feature in 2003 for "Nowhere in Africa ". Her Oscar win helped usher in a new era of visibility and vitality for German cinema and her work continues to captivate audiences around the world.