New Directors Competition
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 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.
Presented at Sundance, Berlin and Hot Docs film festivals.
Ivan Bannikov, Iryna Tsilyk
Anna Kapustina, Giedrė Žickytė
Albatros Communicos, Moonmakers
Born in Ukraine in 1982. She graduated from the Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinematography and Television. Her short film Home (2016) and her first feature, Invisible Battalion (2017), were presented and awarded at various international film festivals. In addition, Iryna has been working as a writer.