Diary of a bride of Christ

Country
Ukraine
Duration
90’
Director
Marta Smerechynska
Stage of Production
rough cut
Planned Premiere
November 2020

For the young girls who choose to become the brides of Christ, their lives are full of His love. The nuns see its manifestation in everything – the removal of their hair and the renunciation of their names. 12 new Ukrainian future nuns take the cross in a remote village in Transcarpathia, near the border between Ukraine and Romania. A large-scale celebration of the 20th anniversary of the serving of the Argentinean congregation in Ukraine. Hundreds of nuns from all over the world at a meeting in Rome. And days of absolute silence and intimate personal stories from the nuns about the emergence of their vocation. What is it like, to be a bride of Christ?

CREW
Director: Marta Smerechynska
Producer: Natalia Libet
Director
Marta Smerechynska

Marta Smerechynska is a 22-year-old documentary filmmaker and actress. She studied at the National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and TV University in Kyiv. Marta participated in a group of documentary filmmakers on an international exchange grant-trip to the Polish-French film Academy Kinographe in Grenoble in France. Also, she has been exploring the actor component in human nature for eight years; she has acting experience in cinema and theatre. But the desire to observe and turn the observations into cinematic form took hold of Marta. For the second year running she has been making a movie about the female convent in Western Ukraine where her sister is a nun.

18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
26 – 
March
4
April 2021
Expedition 49
UDP
Expedition 49
Country
Ukraine, French, Poland
Director
Alisa Kovalenko
Duration
90’
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