Ukranian author and filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk (1982) graduated in 2005 from the National University of Kyiv, having studied theatre and film. Holding its Finnish premiere at DocPoint, The Earth Is Blue As an Orange is Tsilyk’s first feature-length film after directing numerous short pictures. It was filmed in the midst of a war, and impressed members at Sundance, earning the film a Directing Award at the festival last year. In addition to her films, Tsilyk has written eight published books in Ukraine, which have been translated into over ten languages and toured various international literacy festivals. The Earth Is Blue As an Orange will compete in DocPoint’s International Competition series.
Watch the Q&A with director Iryna Tsilyk below. The video is in English.