Do no miss a special screening of the documentary My Granny from Mars at Světozor Cinema on December 3, 2018 at 8:45 pm during DocuMonday. The film had an international premiere at Ji.hlava IDFF and was banned later by the Ministry of culture of Belarus to be screened at Minsk International Film Festival Listapad. We want to express our solidarity with creators affected by censor's persecution. The film was supported by B2B DOC. The screening is in Russian with English subtitles. Tickets are for sale here.
Babushka Zina is originally Ukrainian, but because of the current political situation she has remained in Russian-occupied Crimea. Separated from her family, she lives in a forgotten seaside town while trying to decide whether to stay or to leave. The sounds of Ukrainian pop music and folk songs add to the atmosphere of her exile town, which is seen through a sensitive lens filled with sentimentality. But the consequences of the unsatisfactory political situation are ever-present in this place, which is like a different planet. The way in which the director records Zina’s relationship to her friends and family betrays a deep respect for this old woman, her life wisdom, and her experiences.
My Granny from Mars
Director: Alexander Mihalkovich
Belarus, Estonia, Ukraine, 2018, 83 minutes