Zoya (film)

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Film poster
Directed by Lev Arnshtam
Written by Lev Arnshtam
Boris Chirskov
Starring Galina Vodyanitskaya
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Cinematography Aleksandr Shelenkov
Distributed by Soyuzdetfilm
Release date
  • 1944 (1944)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Zoya (Russian: Зоя) is a 1944 Soviet biographical war film directed by Lev Arnshtam.[1] It was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


The film depicts the short life of a Moscow schoolgirl Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya who at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War became a partisan-infiltrator and was executed by the Germans in November 1941 near Moscow in a village Petrishcheva. She was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.



  1. ^ Jay Leyda (1960). Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. George Allen & Unwin. p. 379. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Zoya". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 

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