THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE

By Iryna TSILYK

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Documentary - Completed 2020

To cope with the daily trauma of living in a war-zone, Anna and her children are making a film together about their life in the most surreal surroundings.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2020
Generation
CPH:DOX 2020
Highlights
Zurich FF 2020
International Documentary Film Competition
Sundance 2020
World Documentary
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UKRAINE, LITHUANIA
    • Languages
    • UKRANIAN, RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Iryna TSILYK
    • Producer(s)
    • Anna KAPUSTINA (Albatros Communicos), Giedrė ŽICKYTĖ (Moonmakers)
    • Synopsis
    • Single mother Anna and her four children live in the front-line war zone of Donbas, Ukraine. While the outside world is made up of bombings and chaos, the family is managing to keep their home as a safe haven, full of life and full of light. Every member of the family has a passion for cinema, motivating them to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war.
      The creative process raises the question of what kind of power the magical world of cinema could have during times of disaster. How to picture war through fiction? For Anna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is the ultimate way to stay human.