Director · Documentary Feature
My motivation for my project “Iron Man / One Day I Wish to See You Happy“
The protagonist is my dearest husband, Max. I was shooting his struggles for almost two years, just for the family archive. After a while, I realized that the footage is shaping into a funny and sensitive film. This project is very intimate and personal to me, as I’m obviously concerned for his future and happiness. Not to mention that his struggles directly influence our relationship. At the same time, I’m very afraid to share the same destiny of being unable to make films.
But now, after about four months after the full-scaled war, I have a feeling that the unspeakable tragedy, that at first seemed to shut all the prospects of making art, not war, has in fact helped Max to get rid of some very old and sticky fears. The most unfortunate plot twist anyone could imagine just might lead to the character’s uplifting.
I came back to Ukraine. Now, I find myself in the midst of the darkest times together with my dear protagonist, being able to glimpse the light down our road.