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Life of Ivanna (2021)

Original title in Russian: Жизнь Иванны Яптунэ

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Documentary Duration 80:00

Life of Ivanna

Ivanna, a 26-year-old mother of five children, is living in the Arctic region in northwest Siberia. She lives a traditional nomadic life, driving her herd of reindeer at the tundra as her family did for centuries. But due to the environmental side effects of climate change most of her reindeers are dying and she knows that she will soon be ruined and forced to make a dramatic decision.
Her husband, Gena, has already left the family. He moved to the city, hoping to find a job as an oil worker in the Russian oil fields but didn’t succeed and ...

Director: Renato Borrayo Serrano

Keywords: alcohol consumption | alcohol addicts | alcoholic | rural life | contradiction of lifestyles | mother | mother-children relationship | mother with children | mother with infant | motherhood | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Ethnofund Film (Russia)
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Russian, neenetsi
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 80:00

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 04.2021, CPH: DOX online, Denmark
  • in cinema: 01.10.2021, Estonian premiere, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, MDOC - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival (Portugal), 2021, Category: Don Quijote award - Best International Feature Length Film
  • Award, Zürich International Film Festival (Switzerland), 2021, Documentary Competition - Golden Eye award
  • Award, El Gouna Film Festival (Egypt), 2021, Feature Documentary Competition - Golden prize

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm