The international trailer of the movie of Iryna Tsilyk “The Earth Is Blue As an Orange” was published in the social networks.
Per the film’s official Sundance synopsis, 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.
The world premier will take place on January 24, 2020, in the section of World Documentary Competition of the Sundance Film Festival. The movie of a Ukrainian film director for the first time will be presented in the program of Sundance festival, the biggest festival of independent cinema in the United States.
After that, the movie will take part in MoMA Doc Fortnight (February 2020, New York), where it will also be the first Ukrainian film presented at this famous festival of innovative documentary films in Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Iryna Tsilyk (born in 1982 in Kyiv) is a Ukrainian filmmaker and writer and is the author and director of several short fiction and documentary films. The Earth Is Blue as an Orange is her debut feature-length documentary. Moreover, Tsilyk is the author of eight books published in Ukraine (which include poetry, prose, and children’s books).