DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

The Winter Garden’s Tale


The Winter Garden’s Tale




CATALOGUE TEXT
For 45 years, all her working life, Valentina Voronina has worked in the greenhouse of the “Exhibition of the Achievements of the National Economy of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic” in Kiev, now the “Expocenter of the Ukraine” and very much in need of renovation. She spends her days in a modest wooden bungalow in the middle of her small empire of plants, not far from the impressive but decaying giant winter garden. Now, in the midst of preparations for the next winter, she’s to go. The management is to be taken over by a landscape architect. But Valentina Voronina refuses to give way. She is convinced that the welfare of the plants depends on her personally. All at once her life’s work, the history of the greenhouse to which the plants bear testimony, is threatened. A film about the end of an era.

Fabian Tietke


Nominated for the MDR Film Prize


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Credits
Original Title: Istoriya zymovogo sadu Country: Ukraine, Czech Republic Year: 2018 Language: Russian, Ukrainian Subtitle: English Runtime: 75 min. Format: DCP Color: Colour Director: Simon Mozgovyi Producer: Alex Chepiga, Taras Bosak, Artem Koliubaiev Cinematographer: Denis Melnik Editor: Mykola Bazarkin, Simon Mozgovyi Music: Roman Grygoriv, Elliah Razumeiko Sound: Natalya Avramenko, Andrii Nidzelskyi, Michal Pajdiak Script: Simon Mozgovyi
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