It Is Quiet Here
Novruz Hikmet and Olena Podolianko are both based in Kyiv and work in the Ukrainian film industry. Olena graduated as a director from the Institute of Screen Arts (Kyiv, Ukraine), and Novruz graduated from the University of Culture and Arts (Baku, Azerbaijan). Since 2015, Novruz has been an active member of the Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema organization (CUC). Their collaboration started in 2021 on the project HARD SUB, where Olena and Novruz became co-authors of the script. However, the project was interrupted because of the war. The personal and professional partnership gave impetus to the creation of the short docufiction IT IS QUIET HERE, which was filmed in March 2022 in Ukraine.
Olena Podolianko: Water World (2021), Summer house, later (2016)
Novruz Hikmet: Maria (2017), Qara (2014), Sakura (2013)