11/18/2021 10:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne
Ukraine 2021 125 min Ukranian original version with English subtitles
Script: Valentyn Vasyanovych, DoP: Valentyn Vasyanovych, Editor: Valentyn Vasyanovych, Production: Arsenal Films, Forefilms, Producers: Iya Myslytska, Valentyn Vasyanovych, Vladimir Yatsenko, Anna Sobolevska, Cast: Roman Lutskyi, Nika Myslytska, Nadia Levchenko, Andriy Rymaruk, Ihor Shulha
Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy is captured by the Russian military forces in the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine and while in captivity, he is exposed to horrifying scenes of humiliation, violence and indifference towards human life. After his release, he returns to his comfortable designer apartment and tries to find a purpose in life by rebuilding his relationship with his daughter and ex-wife. He learns how to be a human being again, how to be a father and help his daughter, who needs his love and support. Valentyn Vasyanovych, who not only wrote the screenplay and directed the film, but also did the camera work, tells in long takes about the consequences of war on the psyche of a nation and of each individual.
Valentyn Vasyanovych is a director, producer and DoP. He was born in 1971 in Zhytomyr/Ukraine and graduated from the Karpenko-Kary National University of Theatre, Film and TV as a cinematographer in 1995 and as a documentary filmmaker in 2000. In 2007, he finished his studies at the Wajda School in Poland. In 2012, he made his debut feature film, BUSINESS AS USUAL.
Filmography: 1998 KEEPSAKE, 2001 OLD PEOPLE, 2004 GEGEN DIE SONNE, 2006 LINE, 2007 LULLABY FOR FLUTE AND DRUM (all short films), 2012 BUSINESS AS USUAL, 2013 KREDENS, 2013 CREPUSCULE, 2017 BLACK LEVEL, 2019 ATLANTIS, 2021 REFLECTION
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