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IVAN’S LAND by Andrij Lysetskyjze

edition 2018


Ivan lives a simple life in an Ukrainian village. Nothing in his world indicates that this story takes place in the 21st century. His main occupation seems to be feeding his animals and working his fields… until we realize that he is one of the great artists of a dying art form. One day, an art collector shows up on Ivan’s doorstep who has heard stories about an unique painter in an area where you would never expect it. The art collector looks around, inspecting carefully Ivan’s paintings and later leaves with one of Ivan’s sculptures. Ivan doesn’t know it yet, but his life is about to change… When he is invited to showcase his paintings and sculptures in Kiev, his world gets turned upside down.

Script and direction / Andrij Lysetskyjze

Andrij Lysetskyjze

born in 1982 in Kiev (Ukraine)

› Kiev National Theatre, Film and Television University named after I. Karpenko-Kary  (direction of photography)

› Film Ivan’s Land is a direction debut