Кадр из фильма «Life of Ivanna»
Жизнь Иванны Яптунэ
Life of Ivanna
  • 80 min.
  • russian, nenets
  • english

The film will be available for viewing after approval by the copyright owner

Ivanna is a young Nenets woman and mother of five, living in the Russian Arctic. Like her family for centuries before, she has led a traditional nomadic life in the tundra, driving a herd of reindeer. Most of them die, and she knows she will soon be left without a livelihood and be forced to make a dramatic decision. The film is about four years of a Nenets family from the harsh life in the tundra to modern everyday life in the Siberian city of Dudinka. It is both a liberating drama and a melancholy requiem for a lost way of life.

The film is available only on the territory of the Russian Federation.



Renato Borraio Serrano
Daria Sidorova, Renato Borraio Serrano
Daria Sidorova, Renato Borraio Serrano
Vlad Ketkovich
Timo Steiner
Sound operator
Israel Banyuelos

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