The famous Soviet cinematographer, Leonid Burlaka, who once worked at Odessa Film Studios, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At the same time, his grandson, Ihor, a young Ukrainian cinematographer, accidentally stumbles upon a heavily damaged photo archive belonging to his grandfather. Ihor meets Leonid, a young Soviet cinematographer who established his career during the ‘Khrushchev Thaw.’ But time is running out; soon Leonid will not remember his own grandson.
Igor Ivanko was born in 1992, in Odesa, Ukraine. In 2016 he graduated from the Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television with a Master’s of Cinematography Degree. Since 2014, Igor has collaborated with the BABYLON’13 documentary filmmakers collective as a cinematographer, filming Maidan protests and the Russo-Ukrainian war. Fragile Memory is his debut feature documentary film.