Supported project

DAD’S LULLABY

Dec 11, 2023

A poem for little people
  • Director: Lesia Diak
  • Scriptwriter: Lesia Diak
  • Countries: Ukraine / Croatia
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country of shooting: Ukraine
  • Language: Ukrainian
  • Duration: 74 min

SYNOPSIS

Serhiy returns home after serving as commander for 3 years in the war between Ukraine and Russia. He was responsibility of other people’s lives. Now he finds himself torn between two battles – one to cope with his past, another to bond with his wife Nadiia and their 3 sons. The veteran is trying to cherish happy moments with his family. In late evenings he is opening up to the filmmaker about war. Reality starts to crumble when Serhiy and Nadiia start expecting a baby daughter as the war trauma, overwhelming, forces Serhiy to realize he can’t handle a family life anymore.

CONTACT

Ukrainian producer
DramaFree (41%)

Lesia Diak
lesyadyak@gmail.com

Producer from a contributing country
Petnaesta umjetnost (Croatia – 25%)

Hrvoje Osvadic
hrvoje.osvadic@gmail.com

AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT FOR FINALISATION: 50 000 €

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Date of the decision : December 11th 2023

    THE DIRECTOR

    Ivan Sautkin
    Having previously received a master’s degree in communications, Lesia also graduated from the Serhiy Bukovsky Film Program in 2017. In 2022, she completed her studies at DocNomads, an international documentary film directing master’s program. Lesia is the author of several short documentaries selected for international film festivals, such as HotDocs, Verzio, CineDoc Tbilisi, Tirana international film festival, Docudays, Odessa international film festival, and primarily dedicated to trauma and healing experience. She founded DramaFree film and design-production company.

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