• Day

    Saturday 13 March

    Time

    10.00

    Where

    Draken Film

  • The earth is blue as an orange

    In the Eastern Ukrainian city of Krasnohorivka, the war between the separatists and the army reverberates in the street where Anna and her four children live. Amid the chaos and bombings, however, ordinary life goes on. While soldiers patrol outside, the camera focuses on cozy family life indoors, with music and film forming an integral part.

    When eldest daughter Myroslava is admitted to film school, it seems inevitable that her first film will be a family production, with her taking up the role of director of photography and her mother volunteering to direct. Together, the family forms the cast of a short film inspired by their own life during wartime.

    The production process, from scriptwriting to premiere, shows how each family member transforms their experience of war into film. Iryna Tsilyk, winner of the director’s award at Sundance, not only documents the life of this family but also shows how art can act as a survival strategy.

    Release on Saturday 13 March at 10.00. The movie is available for streaming for 48 h.

    The Earth Is Blue as an Orange – Trailer from CAT&Docs on Vimeo

    • Director

      Iryna Tsilyk

    • Producers

      Andreja Cebataviciute, Anna Kapustina, Olena Yakovytska, Giedre Zickyte

    • Year

      2020

    • Country

      Ukraine

    • Subtitles

      English

    • Duration

      74 min

    • Festivalsection

      Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

    • Premiere

      Swedish premiere

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