House with a turret
35 mm - 2012 - Ukraine - 79 min - Black & White - Drama
House with a turret
Original title: Dom's bashenkoy
A film by Eva Neymann
A 8-year-old boy is travelling with his mother towards his grandfather, but their journey is stopped when the young woman dies of typhus in an unknown town, just as poor and in ruins as any other on the way. However, the boy is determined to go on. Eva Neymann’s film is a visual journey into a country covered in snow and left poor by war. This is a place of beautiful, deserted landscapes and people overcome by both need and greed.
The tranquil black-and-white images created by Lithuanian cameraman Rimmvydas Leipus masterfully evoke the atmosphere of the Second World War’s penultimate year in the Soviet Union. The picture was based on motifs drawn from the autobiographical story of the same name by writer and screenwriter Friedrich Gorenstein, who also penned the script for Tarkovsky’s Solaris.
Original language: Russian
Produced by: 1+1 PRODUCTION
Film by the Sea 2012 - Internationlal Competition Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Georgia 2013 - Internationlal Competition Kaunas Film Festival 2013 BFI London Film Festival 2013 Cottbus Film Festival 2013 - Spectrum Section Plan Séquence Arras film festival, France 2013 Tallinn Black nights 2013 - International competition EurAsia Festival International du film de Pau, France 2013 - Internationlal Competition Fajr International Film Festival, Serbia 2013 Festival Int. Filmwochenende Würzburg 2013 Festival International du film de femmes de Créteil - France 2013 - Competition Istanbul Film Festival 2013 - Competition Titanic Film Festival 2013, Hungary - Competition Skopje film festival 2013, Macedonia Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival, Turkey 2013 Seattle International Film Festival 2013 Al este de Lima, Film Festival, Peru 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival 2013 Haifa International Film Festival 2013 Cambridge Film Festival 2013 Festival de cinéma de la ville de Quebec 2013 MANAKI BROS" FILM FESTIVAL , Macedonia, 2013 - Competition Milwaukee Film Festival 2013, USA International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Iran 2013 Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2013 Denver Film Festival 2013 Cape Town Festival, 2013, South Africa Rivers Film Festival, USA 2013 Gijon International Film Festival 2013, Spain Kerala Film festival, India 2013 Chennai International Film Festival 2013 Pune International Film Festival 2013 New Taipei City Film Festival 2014
Winner of The East of the West Award, Karlovy Vary Intn’l Film Festival 2012 / Jury prize, Batumi Film Festival, Georgia 2012 / Grand Prize, Tallinn Black Nights, Estonia 2012
Eva Neymann was born on June 21, 1974 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. A graduate of the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Her film At the River (2007) was shown on the Moscow International Film Festival and became the first Ukrainian film presented on the festival after 1991, the year Ukraine got independence. On the 37th International Film Festival in Lagov (Poland) and hors concours on International Film Festival in Rotterdam it gained the 2d place. The film Gods' Ways gained First Steps Award 2007 in Germany.