Directed by: Taras Tkachenko
Starring: Rimma Zyubina, Vitaliy Linetskiy & Mauro Cipriani
Running Time: 102mins
UKRAINIAN FILM FESTIVAL – AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Opening Night with Champagne on arrival – All tix $20
NEST OF THE TURTLEDOVE incorporates stunning cinematography and centres around Daryna (Rimma Ziubina), who returns to the Ukraine after spending two years in Genoa working as a badante (‘maid’) for a rich and newly-divorced lawyer (Mauro Cipriani). The years of illegal work have made it possible for Dmytro (Vitaliy Linetskiy), Daryna’s husband, to build a new house in their village, and for her teenage daughter to pursue her studies in the city. They have also changed Daryna to her core, as she returns to her homeland a city-dweller and independent woman. Crcucially, Daryna holds a secret that seeks to destroy her family.
7:30pm presentation for an 8:00pm screening.