My Granny from Mars

  • Belarus
  • Estonia
  • Ukraine
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Babushka Zina is originally Ukrainian, but because of the current political situation she has remained in Russian-occupied Crimea. Separated from her family, she lives in a forgotten seaside town while trying to decide whether to stay or to leave. The sounds of Russian contemporary music and folk songs add to the atmosphere of her exile town, which is seen through a sensitive lens filled with sentimentality. But the consequences of the unsatisfactory political situation are ever-present in this place, which is like a different planet. The way in which the director records Zina’s relationship to her friends and family betrays a deep respect for this old woman, her life wisdom, and her experiences.


  • Original title
    My Granny from Mars
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Siarhei Kanaplianik, Alexander Mihalkovich
  • Editing
    Petro Tsymbal
  • Sound
    Serz Avdey, Artem Mostoviy
  • Duration
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belarus
    • Estonia
    • Ukraine
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
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