Red Zone

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One day of life of Iryna Tsilyk – a Ukrainian filmmaker and poet, a mother, and a soldier’s wife – in a war-affected Kyiv. She is waiting for news from her husband, serving on the front line, that he is still alive.

Red Zone is an animated documentary film that follows the journey of Iryna, a 40-year-oldUkrainian female filmmaker, through one day of her life. She lives in Kyiv with her son Andrii(13y.o.), while her husband Artem (38 y.o.) serves in the army. Iryna and her family are used to the reality of war. But this particular day is unique. Artem is in Bakhmut, one of the most dangerous red zones on the front line, and for five days, there has been no news from him. For Iryna, the day starts not only with the usual Russian missile attack but with the peak of the fear of losing a loved one. However, she tries to "put on a normal face": she follows her daily routine, quarreling with her teenage son (and hiding the truth from him), answering calls from colleagues, etc. But simultaneously, she recalls the key moments of her life, looking back with a new perspective of a person who can lose too much.

Producer and Scriptwriter
Iryna Tsilyk

Target audience


Production company

Moon Man

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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