Cannes Docs


Original title: Куба та Аляска

Directed by: Yegor Troyanovsky

Produced by: Olha Beskhmelnytsina (2Brave Productions, Ukraine), Christian Popp (TAG film, France), Hanne Phlypo (Clin d'Oeil Films, Belgium)

Country of production: Ukraine, France, Belgium

Runtime: 90'

Expected release: November, 2024

Production stage: Late production, Post-production

Budget: €814 000 (70% in place)

1st feature: No

Looking for: Sales Agents, Distributors, Gap Financing, Festivals


Leaving their civilian lives behind, two female paramedics Cuba and Alaska go to war. They encounter friendship, love, and acceptance there, but also pain, sorrow, and death. As the prospect of returning to their once peaceful lives slips away, they find solace in creating art and fashion. And they cling to the hope that, in the midst of adversity, a brighter future may yet unfold.

Director’s profile:

Yegor Troyanovsky is a Ukrainian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. He has solid professional experience in the audiovisual sector working in film production, television programs, advertising, and music videos on Ukrainian and American TV. Yegor is the author and film director of his first short documentary films ‘Rear’ (participated in the VI Odessa International Film Festival) and ‘Aerodrome’. His first full-length documentary film ‘Demon’ was a participant in XI Odessa International Film Festival and received the FIPRESCI award for ‘BEST FILM’. Yegor Troyanovsky is also one of the creators of the critically-acclaimed historical documentary series: ‘Collapse. How Ukrainians Destroyed the Evil Empire’.

Producer’s profile:

Olha Beskhmelnytsina is a Ukrainian producer with more than 15 years of experience in film production. She is a co-founder of a women-led “2Brave Productions”. Her credits include award-winning movies such as “Rules of two walls” (Special jury prize at Tribeca FF 2023) by David Gutnik, “Stop-Zemlia” by Kateryna Gornostai (Crystal Bear Generation 14+ at Berlinale 2021), “Intercepted” 2024 by Oksana Karpovych (Two special mentions award at Berlinale 2024 ), “Collapse. How the Ukrainians ruined the Empire of Evil” (2021 Documentary Series for Ukrainian National Channel). Alumni of Ex Oriente and Eurodoc training programs. She is the Chairwoman of the board of the Ukrainian Film Academy.