Ukrainian film The Earth Is Blue As An Orange will become the opening picture of the IX International Film Festival Korona Karpat (Crown of Carpathians). This year, the event is supposed to take place from November 12 to November 15. Iryna Tsilyk, the director will personally present her film.
Korona Karpat is the biggest film festival in Western Ukraine, which is annually hosted in Truskavets resort town. The program includes full-length and short film national contests, special shows and meetings with cinematographers. Separate events and shows take place in Drohobych, Boryslav, Truskavets, Stryi, Morshyn and Lviv.
The documentary “follows single mother Anna and her four children as they document their lives under siege in Ukraine. Eldest daughter Mira dreams of becoming a cinematographer. As bombs descend on neighboring homes, the family construct, act in, and edit stylized scenes of dangerous predicaments they’ve lived to tell. Mira’s re-creations ratchet up the drama, using local soldiers, tanks, and even her own grandmother to tell terrifying tales of survival. Meanwhile, Iryna quietly captures their more quotidian moments during their shoots and in between takes… Eventually, the two projects fuse into a single vision that gorgeously encapsulates the extremes of war, both its explosive trauma and its mundane peripheral existence in everyday life”.
With miraculous insight, The Earth Is Blue as an Orange observes a family—and a filmmaker—cope with a war using their cameras, working in tandem to create meaning out of meaningless conflict.