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  1. Under the Same Sky (2021) is a slow paced, picturesque documentary about grandmother Tamara born in Ukraine, mother Irina born in Latvia and daughter Sonya who grew up in Spain. Now, for almost two decades, they have been living in the tourist city of Fuengirola in the Costa del Sol, Spain. Experiencing both life in the Soviet Union as well as globalised and open market determined Europe, they are a vivid example of the multiculturalism created by geopolitical history. Visual artist and film-maker Diāna Tamane introduces us to their life stories by cleverly framing the landscapes of the coastal city and tracks of the youngest woman’s daily life as seemingly random and lonely yet emotional backdrops. The film is narrated in the calm voice of one of the women to underline the weary mood that clashes with the fantasy of the tourist dream destination this place should represent. Through the timespan of the film we learn not only about important political and economic changes which happen during their lifetimes, but also about the struggles of motherhood, depression and relationship with one’s own body. The film questions how we are affected by geographical, cultural and linguistic boundaries in our daily life, what it means to be “at home” and what it means to be “a stranger”. ------------------------------ More info:  54 min 11 sec UHD, 16:9, color DCP, 5.1 surround  sound / mov. mp4, stereo sound

    Under the Same Sky (2021) is a slow paced, picturesque documentary about grandmother Tamara born in Ukraine, mother Irina born in Latvia and daughter Sonya who grew up in Spain. Now, for almost two decades, they have been living in the tourist city of Fuengirola in the Costa del Sol, Spain. Experiencing both life in the Soviet Union as well as globalised and open market determined Europe, they are a vivid example of the multiculturalism created by geopolitical history.

    Visual artist and film-maker Diāna Tamane introduces us to their life stories by cleverly framing the landscapes of the coastal city and tracks of the youngest woman’s daily life as seemingly random and lonely yet emotional backdrops. The film is narrated in the calm voice of one of the women to underline the weary mood that clashes with the fantasy of the tourist dream destination this place should represent. Through the timespan of the film we learn not only about important political and economic changes which happen during their lifetimes, but also about the struggles of motherhood, depression and relationship with one’s own body. The film questions how we are affected by geographical, cultural and linguistic boundaries in our daily life, what it means to be “at home” and what it means to be “a stranger”.

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    More info: 

    54 min 11 sec

    UHD, 16:9, color

    DCP, 5.1 surround  sound / mov. mp4, stereo sound