The Earth is Blue as an Orange (2020)

  • 1h 14m
  • Iryna Tsilyk
  • engelske undertekster

En publikumsfavorit fra Sundance og Berlin om en ukrainsk familie, der samler sig om at lave små film midt i en urolig og kaotisk tid.

Mens krigen i Ukraine rumler i baggrunden samler en enlig mor og hendes to børn sig om deres fælles passion: at lave små film sammen. De genopfører scener fra livet midt i krigen og involverer lokale folk fra landsbyen og patruljerende militærfolk i den kunstneriske proces. Særligt den store søster er optaget af mediets muligheder, og da hun bliver optaget på en filmskole, er lykken stor. Med Donbass’ krigshærgede landskaber som dramatisk baggrund giver filmene ikke blot lys og håb i deres liv, men også en mulighed for at tage historien i egen hånd midt i en kaotisk situation.  

An audience favourite in Sundance and Berlin about a Ukrainian family, which gets together to make short films in the midst of an unsettling and chaotic war.**

While the war in Ukraine is rumbling in the background, a single mother and her two children are focusing on their shared passion: making short films together. They reenact scenes from life in the midst of war and involve village locals and patrolling soldiers in the artistic process. Especially the older sister is fascinated by the possibilities the medium presents, and when she gets admitted to film school, she is overjoyed. With the war-torn landscapes of Donbass as a dramatic backdrop, the films not only give their lives light and hope, but also an opportunity to take history into their own hands in the midst of a chaotic situation.

Director

Iryna Tsilyk

Producer

Anna Kapustina

Producer

Giedre Zickyte

Language(s)

Ukrainian

Subtitle(s)

English