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INTRODUCING CIFF LOVE LETTERS: Valentines day has come early! We’ve thought a lot this year about how we can build connections between audience members and filmmakers within a virtual space. One of the hardest things about this year for filmmakers, is that they have not been able to forge spontaneous connections with audiences and hear from them directly. If you’ve seen a film you have loved, click HERE to write a love letter to a filmmaker!

The Earth is Blue as an Orange will screen virtually from October 2-12, 2020. This film will be only available to viewers in the United States.


Armed with aspirations of becoming a cinematographer, Mira, the eldest of four sisters, films her family while war rages in her hometown of Donbas, Ukraine. Military tanks roll over the dilapidated streets to become the mis-en-scéne for their filmic project, which gradually becomes a poetic testimony of how the cinematic process is more than catharsis. As the film and time progresses, and the family’s fate remains uncertain, their determination to Mira’s dream is unwavering. Iryna Tsylik’s reflexive film bears testimony to more than a family, or a region, but a spirit of resilience and imagination to construct this unique portrait of family love in the midst of war. (MG)

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    74 minutes
  • Language
    Russian, Ukrainian
  • Country
    Ukraine, Lithuania
  • Premiere
    New England Premiere
  • Director
    Iryna Tsilyk
  • Producer
    Anna Kapustina, Giedre Zickyte
  • Cinematographer
    Viacheslav Tsvietkov
  • Editor
    Ivan Bannikov