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Earth Is Blue as an Orange, The

English title: Earth Is Blue as an Orange, The
Original title: Earth Is Blue as an Orange, The
German title: Earth Is Blue as an Orange, The
Ukraine, Lithuania, 2020

Director: Tsilyk, Iryna
Production company: Albatros Communicos, Moonmakers
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 74 min.
Film genre: Documentary

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.

Sundance IFF 2020 (awarded), Berlinale Generation 2020, IDFA Amsterdam 2020, European Film Awards 2020 (nominated), Hot Docs Toronto 2020, Dokufest Kosovo 2020 (awarded), Zurich IFF 2020 (awarded)

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