Stalin’s Daughter

Our programme was awarded the “Silver Medal” of the New York Film Festival.

Thanks and congratulations to the makers!

The life of Stalin’s daughter is testimony to an exciting century. In the shadow of the great dictator. The film shows the terrible events of Stalinism from the point of view of a young girl, the daughter of the perpetrator. Through the flight of a woman in search of freedom, the struggle of systems during the Cold War is told. What does it mean to live as the daughter of one of the greatest and cruellest dictators in history? The turbulent life of Svetlana Allilujewa comes to life again thanks to contemporary witnesses, historians, exclusive archive material and re-shoots. In a surprising, moving and entertaining way, a unique look at history in Russia and America is achieved.

Written and directed by:Jobst Knigge
Camera:Jean Schablin
Editor:Marek Weinhold
Editorial advisor:Dr. Peter Allenbacher, ZDF/arte; Annette Koehler, ZDFHistory
Production:Kerstin Peterssen
Line producer:Anke Meyer
Producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Executive producer:Hartmut Klenke