16:21 22 Dec 2022

Documentary about children in eastern Ukraine was included in Oscar shortlist

Фото: З сайту usfa.gov.ua

The Danish-Ukrainian-Swedish documentary "A House made of Splinters" was included in the Oscar shortlist.

The press service of Derzhkino stated this, Rubryka reports.

The tape was created as a co-production between Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Ukraine.

Director Simon Lereng Wilmont, line producer, and second director Asad Safarov.

Producers Monika Hellström (Final Cut for Real, Denmark), Tobias Jansson (STORY, Sweden), Sami Janukainen (Donkey Hotel, Finland), Daria Bassel and Vika Khomenko (Moon Man, Ukraine).

"Simon Lereng Wilmont's documentary film "A House made of Splinters," created with the support of Derzhkino, was shortlisted for the Oscar award.

The picture is presented among 15 candidates in the "Best Documentary Feature Film" category. Five nominees out of 15 will be elected in January 2023," the message states.

The movie tells about how, against the backdrop of the war in Eastern Ukraine, a small group of strong-willed social workers tirelessly work in a special orphanage near the front line. They create a safe space for children to live while the state authorities and courts decide the future fate of the child and their family.

We will remind that the film "A House made of Splinters" won two awards at the International Film Festival in Thessaloniki in March:

  • The Golden Alexander, as the best documentary film,
  • the FIPRESCI Award.


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