I died in irpin



On 24th of February, in the morning my boyfriend and I decided to go from Kyiv to Irpin to his parents. It is hard for me to recall the chronology of those days, my mind blocks and undervalues all the memories, erases them, but the only thing I know for sure is that every day everything rapidly became worse. We were there for 10 days, sleeping in the basement, hiding from bombings, totally isolated.

I wanted to get out, my boyfriend’s parents insisted on staying. In the end, we managed to escape with the last green corridor hours before Russian troops finally entered the city. Time passed, but the feeling that I died in Irpin never left me since then. The film reconstructs this true story of survival through a personal and subjective lens.


Script, Director, Art Designer, Animation
 – Anastasiia Falileieva
Music – Jo Keita
Dramaturgy – Lucia Kajánková
Production – Marcela Vrátilová

Producers – Alena Vandasová, Martin Vandas (MAUR film, CZ)
Co-producer – Anastasiia Falileieva (UI)

Estimated length – 10 minutes


Financially supported by Czech Film Fund.