Soviet Life – Zoya Cherkassky

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2022
  • 30 min.
  • Director(s): Anat Schwartz
  • Producer(s): Anat Schwartz

Synopsis

The works of the Ukrainian born artist, Zoya Cherkassky, sell for tens of thousands of dollars, but their bright colors tell a story of immigration, survival, and alienation. “Soviet Life” accompanies her on an intimate journey from the studio in the immigrant Tel Aviv neighborhood where she has met her husband, a migrant worker from Nigeria, to her childhood in Kyiv, in search of her lost Ukrainian-Soviet childhood, in hope to find the one place in which she would feel at home. This film is part of “The Artists from Kyiv” duo.

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Credits

Director(s)

Anat Schwartz

Producer(s)

Anat Schwartz

Original Language

Russian, English, Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Festival Highlights

  • WINNER

    Best Short Film Award
    Israeli Documentary Forum Awards
    2022
  • WINNER

    Best Short Documentary on Art Award
    Master of Art Film Festival
    2023

Master of Art Film Festival , Bulgaria , 2023

On Art Film Festival , Poland , 2023

Berlin JFF , Germany , 2023

Doc Edge International Film Festival , New Zealand , 2023

Ethnografilm Paris , France , 2023

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