Dom s bashenkoy

House with a Turret

Based on Friedrich Gorenstein's same-titled autobiographical novel, Eva Neymann tells the story of the Second World War through the eyes of a 8-year-old boy who is travelling with his mother towards his grandfather. Their journey is stopped suddenly when the young woman dies of typhus in an unknown town just as poor and in ruins as any other on the way. However, the boy is determined to go on. Eva Neymann’s film is a visual journey into a country covered in snow and left poor by war. This is a place of beautiful, deserted landscapes and people overcome by both need and greed.

Director's Biography
EVA NEYMANN, born 1974 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. She emigrated to Germany in 1993 and graduated in 2007 from the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Neymann directed several documentaries before debuting in features with the film AT THE RIVER, which premiered internationally at the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2007. HOUSE WITH A TURRET recieved the East of the West Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012. // Films (selected): VSYO PO-STAROMU (Just Like Old Times, 2004, doc), U REKI (At the River, 2007), DOM S BASHENKOY (House with a Turret, 2012)
European Panorama Fiction 2013
Eva Neymann
Ukraine 2012
black and white
102 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Eva Neymann, based on the autobiographical novel “House with a Turret” by Friedrich Gorenstein
Cinematography Rimvydas Leipus
Editing Pavel Zalesov
Sound/Sounddesign Alexander Shchepotin
Music Jürgen Gröziner, Erik Satie
With Dmitriy Kobetskoy, Katerina Golubeva, Mikhail Veksler, Vitalina Bibliv, Nikolas Adamis, Vitaliy Linetskiy
1+1 Production Khreschatik str. 7/11 01001 Kiev Ukraine T +38 44 490 01 01 F +38 44 490 70 97
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