Searching for Daniil Ivanow by Kasia Rastockaja
DESCRIPTION OF THE FILM:
The film spans over 100 years and dates back to 1917. It is the story of the Manko-Ivanov family – grandfather, father, son and grandson. Their lives were ruined by the Soviets and Bolsheviks.
Grandfather (Daniil) was arrested for participating in the anti-Bolshevik peasant war in 1939 and disappeared without a trace. Father (Longin) was in Gulag and miraculously escaped execution. Son (Gennady) fought in Afghanistan and only the grandson (Anton) lives the ordinary life of modern youth: writes music and hangs out with friends. However, family riddles haunt him, too.
The Manko-Ivanovs finally decide to find an answer to the question of what happened to Daniil after the arrest. Was he executed? Imprisoned? Or maybe he managed to escape?
They follow in Daniil's footsteps day by day, but will they be able to find out the truth?