House with a Turret, a Ukrainian war drama directed by Eva Neymann, is one of several films to be featured at the L.A. Film Fest this week. The film is the only submission from the Former Soviet Union to be included in the 10-day festival.
Described as a “war film without any battle scenes,” House with a Turret follows an 8-year-old orphan boy who travels from Russia to Ukraine via a perilous train ride. The film starring Dmitriy Kobetskoy is set at the end of World War II and “examines the psychological and emotional tumult that infects those on the margins of armed conflicts.” House with a Turret is based on an autobiographical story by Friedrich Gorenstein and won a Golden Goblet at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
Katerina Golubeva, Mikhail Veksler, Vitalina Ibliv, and Nikolas Adamis also star in the film.
Born in Zaporozhye, Ukraine, director Eva Neymann, 38, graduated from Berlin’s German Film and Television Academy. Her other works include At the River, God's Ways, See the Sea, and Just Like Old Times, among others.
Held each year in Los Angeles, the L.A. Film Fest showcases the best in American and international cinema. This year’s festival runs from June 13 – 23.
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