Maria Stoianova | Ukraine | 2017 | 17'
Category - Shorts 2018, Surviving My Homeland
The mother is feeding great tits from the window of the high-rise building in Mariupol, Ukraine, and grows queen apples in her summerhouse near the battle line. To tell about her sophisticated life, the woman shoots videos on a small camera for her busy daughter in Kyiv. To make the conversation last, she feeds fairy tales to her grown up kid. The videos turn into naive letters: behind the footprints of animals and the sound of explosions there is a need for love. The filmmaker makes creative use of amateur footage and the montage of images plus added narration make a powerful statement. They convey the desolate feeling of a conflict zone where nothing is in place anymore.
Editor:Dmytro Nesterov, Maria Stoianova