Production Company: 1+1 Production
Production year: 2012
Director: Eva Neymann
Script: Eva Neymann, based on the novel by Friedrich Gorenstein
Cinematography: Rimvydas Leipus
Editor: Erik Satie
Music Composer: Jurgen Grözinger
Producer: Alexander Tkachenko
Running Time: 81min
Country: Ukraine
Language: Russian
Main Cast: Dmitriy Kobetskoy, Katerina Golubeva, Mikhail Veksler, Vitalina Bibliv

It’s the story of an 8-year-old boy who is returning with his mother to their hometown from evacuation in the winter of 1944. Halfway home, they are removed from a train as the mother falls ill with typhus. She is brought to the hospital but soon after dies. Suddenly the boy has to continue his way home all by himself. The only thing he will remember about the town where his mother stayed forever is an old house with a turret. 

Director’s Biography

Born in 1974 in Ukraine. Neymann graduated from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Her film At the River was the first Ukrainian film to be shown at the Moscow IFF after 1991. For her film God’s Ways she received a First Steps Award.  


2012 House with a Turret
2007 At the River
2006 God’s Ways