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by Renato Borrayo Serrano


Ivanna is a young Nenets woman and mother of five children, living in the Russian Arctic. She decides to take her life in her own hands, emancipating from an abusive relationship with her husband and abandoning the traditional way of life in the tundra, to emigrate to the city, In search of a better life. With great intimacy and empathy, we portray the struggle of Ivanna and her feelings in this transition.

international title: Life of Ivanna
original title: Life of Ivanna
country: Russia, Norway, Estonia, Finland
sales agent: CAT&Docs
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Renato Borrayo Serrano
film run: 80'
cinematography by: Dasha Sidorova, Renato Borrayo Serrano
film editing: Inge-Lise Langfeldt, Renato Borrayo Serrano
production: Ten Thousand Images, Baltic Film Production, Illume Oy, Ethnofund Film Company (RU)
backing: Estonian Film Institute / Eesti Filmi Instituut

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