Directed by Iryna Tsilyk
With Ganna Gladka, Stanislav Gladky, Anastasiia Trofymchuk
Filmed in Ukraine and Lithuania
Not Rated, 74 minutes, DCP
In Russian with English subtitles.
Krasnohorivka: a town on the front lines of the war-torn region of Eastern Ukraine. When poet/filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk first visits the Trofymchuk-Gladky family home, she is surprised by what she finds: while the outside world is made up of bombings and chaos, single mother Anna and her four children are 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, so it feels natural for 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 impact cinema might have during times of disaster, and how to picture war through the camera's lens. For Anna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is the ultimate way to stay human.
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Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies Film Series.
Originally published at nanovic.nd.edu.