The Nest of the Turtledove
The Nest of the Turtledove

The Nest of the Turtledove

Director Taras Tkachenko

Production year 2016

Length 103min.

Country Ukraine


It is a story that resonates for a generation of Ukrainian women - working in a foreign land to build a better future for their family back home. However, where there may be financial rewards, the personal costs may be high. Ukrainian woman, Darynka is returning home after several years working in Italy. She left for Italy to find work to support her family in Bukovina in the central Eastern Carpathians of Ukraine. That work involves taking care of a wealthy Italian lawyer and his elderly mother. It is a lonely existence, she is totally dependent on her employers, the elderly woman treats her with disdain and the work is round the clock. The money offers her family an opportunity to escape the otherwise grinding poverty that would have marked their lives. It funds a new house, destined to be accommodation for visitors to this part of the Carpathian Mountains, her husband is building it, however he is doing it casually and slowly. However, while she was earning money abroad her family.


Taras Tkachenko
Taras Tkachenko



Volodymyr Filippov, Andriy Suyarko


Taras Tkachenko

Director of Photography

Andriy Suyarko

Production designer

Volodymyr Filippov

Music by

Stefano Lentini


Stefano Lentini


Vasyl Melnik


Rimma Zyubina, Vitaliy Linetskiy, Mauro Cipriani, Lina Bernardi, Nikolay Boklan, Nataliya Vasko

Production company(ies)

Insightmedia Producing Center 18, Budivelnykiv St., apt.2, Kyiv, 02100, Ukraine Tel/fax: +380442300100 E-mail:

Taras Tkachenko

A graduate from the Department of Philology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and the Department of Film and Television of Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre, Cinema and Television, where he also taught the history of screenwriting. In 2001-2006, Tkachenko worked as director at the National Dovzhenko Film Studios. He won Grand Prix of the FF "On the Waves of Enchanted Desna" and got the Diploma with honors at «On The Lake» FF, Toronto. Taras Shevchebko is a member of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine.


Right for the Hope (2008), Dog Valse (2011), Kobzar (2013), Nikonov & Co (2015), The Nest of the Turtledove (2016).

FILMS 2017