Life of Ivanna

Ivanna, a 26-year-old mother of five children, is living in the Arctic region in northwest Siberia. She lives a traditional nomadic life, driving her herd of reindeer at the tundra as her family did for centuries. But due to the environmental side effects of climate change most of her reindeers are dying and she knows that she will soon be ruined and forced to make a dramatic decision.
Her husband, Gena, has already left the family. He moved to the city, hoping to find a job as an oil worker in the Russian oil fields but didn’t succeed and spend his time drinking and fighting.
Ivanna is willing to give her marriage a last chance. She will give up her traditional life, leave the tundra, move to the city, and get a job at Gazprom. But time has changed, Gena became violent and alcoholic and Ivanna realizes that the civilized city life is not what she expected.
But there is no way back, Ivanna will have to take life into her own hands and secure a future for her and her five children.

The film follows Ivanna and her family closely for four years through her dramatic life-changes, from the harsh life at the tundra to the modern life in the Siberian city of Dudinka


Alkuperäinen nimi Life of Ivanna
Alkuperäiskieli Venäjä
Tekstityskieli Englanti
Genre Dokumentti
Tuotantovuosi 2021
Kesto 80 min


Käsikirjoitus Renato Borrayo Serrano, Daria Sidorova
Elokuvaus Daria Sidorova, Renato Borrayo Serrano
Äänitys Israel Bañuelos; Daria Sidorova
Äänisuunnittelu Israel Bañuelos
Sävellys Timo Steiner
Co-producer Marianna Kaat, Baltic Film Production
Producer Vlad Ketkovich, Ethnofund film company
Ohjaaja Renato Borrayo Serrano

Esitykset ja palkinnot


  • 16.11.2021 Doc NYC
  • 01.01.2021 CPH:DOX Main competition
  • 01.01.2021 Hotdocs World Panorama
  • 01.01.2021 GoEast Main Competition
  • 01.01.2021 Krakow IFF Main competition
  • 01.01.2021 DOK.fest München, Best of fests
  • 01.01.2021 Docaviv, International competition
  • 01.01.2021 Shanghai international film festival
  • 01.01.2021 Zurich Film Festival


  • Pertti Veijalainen, Illume Oy

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