The authors of the Ivan’s Land film presented the official trailer. The tape will be able to be seen on the big screen on May 30 as part of the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.
Ivan’s Land is the directorial debut of Andriy Lysetsky, who has been a cinematographer for a long time. The film is about a Ukrainian artist, the last representative of Polissya folk painting Ivan Prykhodko.
The main character lives on a small farm, in a house that was built more than a hundred years ago, and still has only a clay floor covered with straw. His closest friends are dogs, cats, and goats. He is self-taught, lives in the countryside, and everything that comes from under his brushes is naive and honest art. Ivan’s perception of the world, his inner life, is full of beauty and joy. One day Ivan’s paintings are requested for an exhibition at the Art Arsenal, the country's main exhibition centre. Will he exchange his small village hut for the glamorous city life and the company of art critics and agents?
On May 30, Andriy Lysetsky's documentary will be shown offline for the first time at the Zhovten cinema as part of the 50th anniversary Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival. The film was selected for the Documentary Section of the festival.
As it was reported earlier, the Stop-Zemlia film by Ukrainian director Kateryna Gornostai won the Crystal Bear award at the 71st Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival.