My Granny from Mars

In theatres from September 5, 2019

 

Director: Alexander Mihalkovich
Producers: Volia Chajkouskaya, Igor Savychenko
Documentary / Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia / 2018 / 83′

 

Festivals: Ji.hlava, DOK.fest München, Beldocs

 

 

My granny Zina had lived in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and, after retirement she moved to Crimea. Cheerful and bossy, she has always been uniting our big family. After the Ukrainian revolution and the annexation of Crimea by Russia, visiting her became an endless hustle.

The family was separated, Crimea turned into ‘a distant planet’, like Mars, and its’ environment became unfriendly towards grandmother. The same old place… with a new culture, symbols of state, music and propaganda. What a time to be an old lady! Trying to fit into a new environment she ends up feeling mixed-up and lonely. The entire family manages to come for the celebration of granny’s 80th anniversary and help her to make a crucial decision.

 

 

 

PRODUCTION

Volia Films

 

 

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