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Ukrainian Film Festival: The Nest of The Turtledove

Monday 11 December
111 mins


Darynka, an attractive Ukrainian woman gets back home after the several years of illegal work in Italy. She is pregnant by an Italian lawyer. What is she going to do now? What she could say to her husband? Who's to judge a woman from a little village lost in the Carpathian mountains having left for Italy just looking for a better life? She tried to escape from the pitch-dark poverty but found just loneliness, total dependence on her seniors and round-the-clock work.


“The Nest of the Turtledove” by Taras Tkachenko was awarded as best Ukrainian feature film at the 7th Odesa International Film Festival that took place on 15-23 July 2016.

In 2017 Taras Tkachenko’s drama The Nest of the Turtledove dominated the awards after cashing in on six out of the eight Golden Dzigas Ukrainian National Film Awards that it had been nominated for (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress).

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival (2016). An actress Rymma Zyubina also got «Special prize» for the unmatched starring in "The Nest of the Turtledove" on the 65th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany).

Best Feature Film – Jury at 4th Indian Film Festival in 2016.

"Nest of the Turtledove" won the award at the film festival in Varna, Bulgaria. Rymma Zyubina received the prize for the best female role.


This event is wheelchair accessible.