Country: Ukraine, Lithuania
Length: 74 min
Language: Russian, Ukrainian
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Director: Iryna Tsilyk
Producers: Anna Kapustina, Giedre Žickyte
Cinematography: Viacheslav Tsvietkov
Editing: Ivan Bannikov, Iryna Tsilyk, Danielius Kokanauskis
Sound design: Jonas Maksvytis
Line producer: Lena Yakovitska
Associated producer: Andreja Čebataviciute
Production: Albatros Communicos, Moonmakers
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.
Iryna Tsilyk graduated from Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinematography and Television named by Karpenko-Kary in TV directing in 2005. Her previous short fiction and documentary films, as "Commemoration" (2012), "Blue Hour" (2016) or "Home" (2017), were presented and awarded at various international film festivals. In addition, Tsilyk has been working as a writer. Some of her works have been translated into various languages and presented at different international literary festivals.