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A season in the life of Alina, a 20-year-old girl from a poor family in Kyiv, who has a chance to be saved by football. She’s about to join the Ukrainian national team, when life throws up a new challenge: her mother dies, leaving two young siblings. Now, Alina must choose: football or family.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Ukraine, France, Poland
RUNNING TIME:
86'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Alisa Kovalenko
SCRIPT:
Alisa Kovalenko
DOP:
Alisa Kovalenko, Stefan Serhiy Stetsenko
EDITOR:
Olha Zhurba
PRODUCTION:
Telewizja Polska, East Roads Films, Studio Garmata Film, DocEdu Foundation

Alisa Kovalenko »

Born in 1987 in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. She graduated from journalism studies at the Shevchenko Kiev State University. Now she studies Documentary Directing at I. Karpenko – Karego National University of Theatre, Film and Television in Kiev. She directed several student film, such as "Olehowska Nostalgia", "This is how it is" and "Grandma Hall. Portrait of an accordion".

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