The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

  • Ukraine
  • Lithuania

Anna, a single mother, lives with her four children in the war zone of the Ukrainian Donbas. Although the war has intervened in their lives, the family manages to maintain the cosy atmosphere of a home full of joy and mutual support amidst the endless bombing and chaos. The members of the household also share a passion for cinema and decide to make a film together about their experiences of war. Iryna Tsilyk’s feature documentary debut shows how, through passion and creativity during filmmaking, one can cope with trauma and remain human despite living in an inhospitable and life-threatening environment.

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  • Original Title
    Земля блакитна, ніби апельсин
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Iryna Cilyk
  • Cinematography
    Tsvetkov Vyacheslav
  • Editing
    Iryna Cilyk, Danielius Kokanauskis, Ivan Bannikov
  • Sound
    Jonas Maksvytis
  • Runtime
    74 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
    • Lithuania
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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