Iryna Tsilyk
Iryna Tsilyk
Graduated from Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinematography and Television. Her previous short fiction and documentary films were presented and awarded at various international film festivals. In addition, Tsilyk has been working as a writer.
Date of birth
Single mother Anna and her four children live in the front-line war zone of Donbas, Ukraine. While the outside world is made up of bombings and chaos, the family is managing to keep their home a safe haven, full of life and full of light. Every member of the family has a passion for cinema, which motivates them to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war. The creative process raises the question about the kind of power the magical world of cinema can have during times of disaster. How to visualize an act of war with imagination? For Anna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is the ultimate way to stay human.
The Earth is Blue as an Orange
74 min
Military actions have been ongoing in the East of Ukraine for 3 years now. From the first days of war in different hot military action zones women are part of the actions and perform military tasks. However, society still retains an ambiguous, stereotypical attitude towards women in the army... Three women-directors narrate about 6 women-soldiers from across Ukraine. Six different stories, nine different perspectives of war and female heroism in it.
Invisible battalion
89 min