project in development

full-length animated film 2D

format 80minutes




written by: Tetiana Kremen, Witold Szabłowski

producer: Grzegorz Wacławek

production manager: Grzegorz Skorupski

production: Animoon Sp. z o. o.

co-production: Witold Szabłowski

A Polish Film Institute Co-financed Script Development


/ Project description /

Tatiana is forty-two years old and she is a stylist for one of Kiev’s women’s magazines. She is ironic, self-confident, Tatiana lives in a large house on the suburbs of the Ukrainian capital and she enjoys the freedom that her recent divorce gave her.


Her quite successful life is interrupted by the outbreak of the war. Friends and acquaintances come to her house, including her ex-husband and colleague who has a crush on her. Together, they watch how Russia destroys their city. After a few days, almost everyone tries to get out of Kiev and persuades Tatiana to follow. But she can’t make up her mind.

Everything changes when one of her friends asks her to take the cat from his apartment. In the apartment Tatiana finds an ant farm, bred by her friend’s daughter. They all seem dead. But suddenly Tatiana notices that the queen ant is still alive.


She takes her home and tells her friends that she is not going anywhere. She decides to stay. For the ant queen. Alone in a big house that used to be full of people. With the ant queen on the ruins of her former life.