The project IVAN AND MARTA will participate in the MeetMarket at the British documentary film festival Sheffield DocFest. Charlie Phillips and Charlotte Reekers, curators of the MeetMarket, have selected five projects that will be represented at the film market and gain access to meetings with key industry representatives from all over the world.
Sheffield DocFest will be held on 23–28 June. The Docudays UA Industry Programme at Sheffield DocFest is a part of the Password: Palianytsia programme and will be held with support from the British Council and the Ukrainian Institute as a part of the UK/Ukraine Season of Culture.
Ivan & Marta. A Day Before the War
Director: Sergey Bukovsky
Producer: Oksana Ivaniouk
This is a love story. Ivan Dziuba was a dissident from the sixties, author, literary critic and researcher. His speech at the premiere of the great Ukrainian film Wild Horses of Fire was taken by Soviet authorities as a call of defiance and protest against the Russification of Ukraine. Ivan was arrested by the KGB and spent about two years in prison. His wife Marta Dziuba tells the story of their life, peering into the past from the day when they celebrated Ivan’s 90th birthday. Ivan Dziuba, celebrated by Ukrainians as the conscience of the nation, passed away the day before Russia attacked our country. Isn’t it a symbolic case?