Masha, Out of the Realm of Memory 52' & 90' by Giedrė Žickytė


Masha Ivashintsova was a photographer in Leningrad at a time of creative and political ferment in the 70s & 80s. Her work, never seen before, takes us on a journey into daily life in the USSR - sadness, conflict and laugher. Masha lived in the shadows of her husband and lovers, their equal in her art - but not in their eyes. Our film will tell Masha’s story through her newly discovered 30,000 photographs and her intimate diaries, which are full of pain and longing. Together they shed new light on the Soviet era, so close to us in time, but so distant in the memory.


Direction: Giedrė Žickytė

Production: ZED & MOONMAKERS

Delivery: Early 2021

With the support of Creative Europe - Media Programme of the European Union

Genre: Art & Culture

Available versions: French, English


Hot Docs - First Look Pitch Prize
Honorary Mention - Masha, out of the Realm of Memory
Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2019
Official selection - Masha, out of the Realm of Memory
Edinburgh Pitch
Official Selection - Masha, out of the Realm of Memory