Leonid Burlaka’s films were seen by millions of people in Ukraine during and after the Soviet era. Today, dementia is fading his memory. His friends have already passed away, and his works are scattered in old storage spaces. The story changes, when his grandson – the young cinematographer Igor – finds Leonid's forgotten and damaged archive.
Director: Igor Ivanko
Producer: Alexandra Bratyshchenko, Mariia Ponomarova, Igor Ivanko, Peter Kerekes (co-producer)
Cinematographer: Leonid Burlaka, Igor Ivanko, Illia Yegorov
Sound: Karina Rezhevska, Martin Merc
Burlaka Films, #BABYLON'13, Peter Kerekes Film
Special Mention for Best Documentary at Trieste Film Festival (2023), Jury Special Mention at Festival premiers plans d'Angers (2023), Best International Film - Honourable Mention at DocAviv Film Festival (2022), Special Jury Award at Sarajevo Film Festival (2022)
Igor Ivanko is a Ukrainian director and producer of documentaries, and a cinematographer of both features and documentaries. He’s a member of the Babylon’13 documentary filmmakers group which highlighting the events of the Maidan uprising and the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war.
He graduated from the Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television. Also he has participated in the Ex-Oriente Film Workshop and the Dok Incubator Workshop (Institute of Documentary Film), Czech Republic.
Selected FilmographyFragile Memory (2022), One Day in Ukraine (2022), 14 Utyosov Str. (2018), Scar (2015), Say ‘Popcorn’ (2013)