63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

The story of a Ukrainian family living on the border of Russia and Ukraine during the start of the war. Irka refuses to leave her house even as the village gets captured by armed forces. Shortly after they find themselves at the center of an international air crash catastrophe on July 17, 2014.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Maryna Er Gorbach
Script: Maryna Er Gorbach
Cinematography: Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Editing: Maryna Er Gorbach
Sound: Srdjan Kurpjel
Music: Zviad Mgebry
Actors: Oxana Cherkashyna, Sergiy Shadrin, Oleg Scherbina, Oleg Shevchuk, Artur Aramyan
Production: Kedr Film, Protim V.P
Producers: Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er, Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Costumes: Viktoria Filipova
Production Design: Mariia Denysenko, Vitaliy Sudarkov, Andrii Hrechyshkin
Executive producer: Ivan Tkachenko
Make Up: Kseniya Halchenko
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Ukraine, Türkiye
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 100΄
Contact: ArtHood Entertainment
Awards/Distinctions: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Berlin IFF 2022, World Dramatic Directing Award – Sundance Film Festival 2022, Grand Prix Award, Youth Jury Award, Critic's Choice Award – Fribourg IFF 2022,

Maryna Er Gorbach

Maryna Er Gorbach is a Ukrainian film director. After studying in Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema & Television University (Ukraine), she graduated from Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing (Poland). She is married to Mehmet Bahadir Er, with whom she directed and produced three feature films. She is a member of the European Film Academy since 2017.


2009 Black Dogs Barking
2013 Love Me (co-direction)
2019 Omar and Us (co-direction)
2022 Klondike