THE NEST OF THE TURTLEDOVE
Directed by Taras Tkachenko
2016, Ukraine, 1hour and 42 minutes
Ukrainian & Italian with English subtitles
In this gripping drama, Daryna returns to her Ukrainian village after spending two years in Italy working as a maid in the house of a rich divorced lawyer and his bitter mother.
Daryna’s earnings have made it possible for her husband to build a new house in the village and enabled her daughter to pursue her studies.
When Daryna returns, however, she carries with her a secret that can destroy her family. She is nine weeks pregnant, having given in to the advances of her Italian employer.
The Nest of the Turtle Dove won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Manheim International Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Odessa International Film Festival