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The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

To cope with the daily trauma of living in the Ukraine warzone, Anna and her children are making a film together about their life in the most surreal surroundings. Sundance-awarded documentary that shows how much power can art have in a wartime.

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.


Ukraine, Lithuania | 2020 | 74 min

DIRECTOR: Iryna Tsilyk

PRODUCTION: Anna Kapustina – Albatros Communicos Ukraine; Giedre Zickyte – Moonmakers

CAST: Ganna, Olena and Olga Gladka, Myroslava, Anastasiia and Vladyslav Trofymchuk, Stanislav Gladky, Danylo Dydenko

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Viacheslav Tsvietkov

EDITING: Ivan Bannikov, Danielius Kokanauskis

SOUND: Jonas Maksvytis

SCREENING: Saturday 23 April, 14:45 hours, Zaal 1

Special guests: Vocal ensemble “Chervoni Korali” & Nataliya Malhanova


Sundance Film Festival, 2020 – Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary | Seattle International Film Festival, 2020 – Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Competition | IDFA, 2020 | Berlinale, 2020 | European Film Awards, 2020 | Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2020 | CPH:DOX, 2020 | ZagrebDox, 2021 – Movies That Matter Award