Askania

The documentary musical about the life of animals and humans.

The film is about the biggest nature reserve in Europe, which is in the Ukrainian village of Askania Nova. More than 100 years ago, this reserve was founded by German colonists Frederick E. Faltsfeyn. He created a system that still continues to function. But now it is comedy story about people who live in this village and immersed in the care of wild field nature. The action will unfold in the ruins of the Soviet pompous infrastructure because once Askaniya was proud of the Soviet Union - there brought delegations from all countries to show the face of the communist future. Now the remaining elementary enthusiasts are trying to survive and not to the final collapse reserve. But the bulk of the problem is that they do among themselves can not agree on how to develop further the common cause. People do not trust each other. Everyone has an opinion and everyone pulls in the party. We think it is a problem that is typical for the whole Ukraine.

  • Andrii Lytvynenko
    Director
    director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Заповедник Аскания_нова
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes 27 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Ukraine
  • Country of Filming:
    Ukraine
  • Language:
    Russian, Ukrainian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Andrii Lytvynenko

Graduated the University of Theater, Film and Television nm. Karpenko-Kary in 2012. Speciality - director of cinema and television. I was the author of the idea and one of the directors movie almanac OUT EURO, the World Cup Euro 2012, took part in the anthologies "Ukrainian Voices" and "Maidan. Installation The draft", "Kyiv from sunrise to sunrise." Work in film production. Нas made a short film "War boots". In 2013 I had grant "Guade Polonia", and studied at Warsaw School Wajda in the studio of documentary films.

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