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Perspectives of Ukrainian Cinema: Iryna Tsilyk

“Perspectives of Ukrainian Cinema” is a cycle of interviews and lectures about Ukrainian cinema — its history, modern development, prominent representatives, challenges, and perspectives. This session is devoted to the creative work of Ukrainian director Iryna Tsilyk.

For anyone wishing to attend in person, the participants will be at Auditorium A2 of NOVA FCSH. To join the session on Zoom, use this link.


Iryna Tsilyk is a Ukrainian filmmaker and writer, a member of the European Film Academy, Ukrainian PEN International. The winner of the “Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary” for her debut documentary film “The Earth Is Blue as an Orange” at Sundance Film Festival 2020. For this film, in 2023, she received the Shevchenko National Prize — Ukraine’s most prestigious cultural prize awarded annually to the best works of contemporary culture. In 2022, Iryna created a fiction film “Rock, paper, grenade”. She is also the author of numerous books including poetry, short fiction, a novel, and several works for children. Her poems and short stories have been translated into English, German, French, Polish, Lithuanian, Czech, Swedish, Romanian, Catalan, and Greek.

This event is organized by Mariia Lihus (CineLab — Laboratory of Cinema and Philosophy) and Oleksandra Boychenko (ROOTS Association), with the support of the Laboratory of Dissemination (OutLab).

On July 14th, the film The Earth is Blue as an Orange directed by Iryna Tsilyk, will be screened at Cinema São Jorge at 7 PM, in a free admission event. More information here.