Supported project

RED ZONE

Dec 11, 2023

  • Director: Iryna Tsilyk
  • Scriptwriter: Iryna Tsilyk
  • Countries: Ukraine / Luxemburg
  • Genre: Animation documentary
  • Country of shooting: Luxemburg, France (animation production)
  • Language: Ukrainian, English
  • Duration: 75 min

SYNOPSIS

One day of life of Iryna Tsilyk – a Ukrainian filmmaker and poet, a mother, and a soldier’s wife – in a war-affected Kyiv. She is waiting for news from her husband, serving on the front line, that he is still alive. As this terrifying uncertainty peaks, Iryna dives into memories of her family’s past, city, and country. The strain of insecurity surrounding her husband’s fate is intertwined with moments of tenderness and humor, bringing life’s beauty and struggle to the surface.

CONTACT

Ukrainian producer
Moon Man (22%)

Darya Bassel
daryabassel@gmail.com

Producer from a contributing country
a_Bahn (Luxemburg – 42%)

Marion Guth
marion@a-bahn.com

FORECAST PRODUCTION BUDGET: 3 707 500 €

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Information on the grant
  • Date of the decision : December 11th 2023
  •  Type of support : Develoment
  • Amount of the support : 43 800 €

AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT: 43 800 €

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

    THE DIRECTOR

    Ivan Sautkin
    Iryna is a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and screenwriter. Her feature-length documentary film, The Earth Is Blue As an Orange, won the Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2020, as well as numerous other awards. The film was officially selected for the Berlinale film festival (Generation 14+), IDFA “Best of Fest”, MoMA Doc Fortnight, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs and more than 100 other International film festivals. Moreover, Tsilyk is known for a fiction full-length film Rock. Paper. Grenade that premiered at Warsaw IFF in 2022 and recently got the CGS AWARD (Social-cultural Cineclubs for Young People) – Percors Creativi 2023 of the GIFFONI film festival. Tsilyk is the author of 8 books published in Ukraine (poetry, prose, children books). She is the laureate of Shevchenko National Prize (2023), which is the highest state prize of Ukraine for works of culture and arts awarded since 1961.

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