Supported project

A POEM FOR LITLE PEOPLE

May 15, 2023

A poem for little people
  • Director: Ivan Sautkin
  • Scriptwriter: Ivan Sautkin
  • Countries: Ukraine / Lithuania
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country of shooting: Ukraine
  • Language: Ukrainian / Russian
  • Duration: 90 min

SYNOPSIS

We see the inhabitants of the front-line territory. Until the last minute, they cling to the little islands of happiness they have built throughout their lives. No matter that they were destroyed and dangerous – they are still alive in the minds of these people. Together with these protagonists, we leave homes and abandon memories, dreams and even God himself. Risking their lives, Anton, the leader of the volunteer team, evacuated people from front-line settlements. In parallel with the main plot line – the story of two residents of the de-occupied Tchernihiv region, who chose active resistance to the occupiers and are doing everything they can in their old age.

CONTACT

Ukrainian producer
Babylon 13 Production (46 %)

Elena Saulich
saulich@gmail.com

Producer from a contributing country
Nuline kopija (Lithuania – 19 %)

Arturas Jevdokimovas
Project manager
arturas@tinklai.net

AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT FOR FINALISATION: 74 730 €

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Date of the decision : May 15th 2023

    THE DIRECTOR

    Ivan Sautkin

    Ivan Sautkin is a Ukrainian filmmaker and member of the Ukrainian Guild of Directors. After graduating from the Taras Shevchenko State Art School and the Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television he went to the Netherlands to study at the Utrecht State Art Academy. He then started working on several film projects, beginning with White Ship, a documentary that he directed in 1998. He then went on with his career of director, cinematographer, and director of photography with many documentary projects that received prestigious awards from various international film festivals. He simultaneously pursued a career in arts, taking parts in several exhibitions in Ukraine. In 2012, he created an art residency in the Zhovid village. Sautkin also worked in advertising as a video director on over 200 Ukrainian and international advertising projects. Since 2016, he teaches courses on directing promotional videos, working with actors and film directing as well.

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