• Short
  • 2016
  • 12 Minutes
  • Ukraine
  • Language: No Dialogue

When the path to safety has been destroyed and you’re forced to abandon your life by an enemy at the gates, all that’s left to do, is save your home in your heart.

Director: Iryna Tsilyk

Screenwriter: Iryna Tsilyk

Production Company: Directory films (Kyiv)



2016: Odessa IFF, Short Competition, FIPRESCI Award, Ukraine

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Iryna Tsilyk

DOP / Camera: Denys Lushchyk

Editor: Yury Gruzynov

Sound: Sergiy Stepansky

Producer: Igor Savychenko

Cast: Kateryna Molchanova, Dmytro Yaroshenko, Taras Prokhasko


Iryna Tsilyk

Iryna Tsilyk was born in 1982 in Kyiv (Ukraine). Graduated from Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinematography and Television named by Karpenko-Karyy summa cum laude. Worked on plenty of commercial and film projects as AD; made three short films (Blue Hour (10′, 2008), Commemoration (24′, 2012), Home (12′, 2016)), different music and social videos as author and director.
Moreover, Iryna Tsilyk is a poet, prose writer and songwriter. Author of 8 books published in Ukraine: poems, prose, children’s books. Some poems and short stories have been translated into English, German, Polish, Lithuanian, Czech and Swedish languages.

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