When the full-scale invasion begins, Kira can't get away from her internal fever - she has to go to the frontline. She is 28 and she is a veterinarian, so it is just natural for her to become a paramedic. But there is one "but" - her twelve-year-old son, Vitia, whom Kira is raising alone.
So the first question is: with whom to leave the child? The second question is whether Kira can really leave her son? She has been a mother most of her life. She has always protected her son herself, always been there for him. Maybe it's time to protect something else?

  • Anastasiia Obodovska
  • Anastasiia Obodovska
  • Anastasiia Obodovska
  • Yuliia Pikhotska
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    550 USD
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    Yes - Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Karyi University of the Theatre, Cinema and Television
Director Biography - Anastasiia Obodovska

I am 20 years old. I was born in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, I have been staying in my city, country.
Since 2019, I have been studying at the Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theater, Cinema and Television. I study film directing.
The film Kira is my debut short project created at the university.

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Director Statement

This story is about exploring a special character and a special destiny. A single mother during the war. The question: "Should I go to war?" might not be a question that the protagonist faces, but it is there. She has a need, an impulse. But where does this desire come from? What causes it?