OIFF 2019: Series! Section
Ukrainian-Latvian and French drama, a thriller by the Polish director Dariusz Jablonski, a comedy from Spain and a drama series from the UK will be waiting for the audience in the anniversary Odesa International Film Festival program. The program is formed in cooperation with the largest series festival SERIES MANIA (France) and Ukraine TV channel
Co-production series of Ukraine and Latvia MARKUSS directed by Anton Azarov will be presented from the TV channel Ukraine within the Series! Section. The dramatic film, where in the centre of history is the English teacher Polina Klochko, whose life has been changed forever after the kidnapping of her son Mark. A few years later, Polina sees her son in the international news rubric in the report on the incident in the Riga shopping centre. Now his name is Markuss, but this is precisely her baby. The heroine goes to the police, but there is no grounds to resume the investigation. Mother, who surprisingly got hope, decides to fight for her son alone.
ARDE MADRID, the Spanish comedy series by Paco Len, Anna R. Costa. The Spanish secret services are seeking to enter the home of Ava Gardner, the scandalous Hollywood star, who recently moved to Spain and suspected of being hostile to Franco’s regime. Prostitute Manolo and the lame old virgin Ana Mari form an unlikely couple to work on a star to spy on her in the midst of sex, whiskey and flamenco in the 1960s.
Dariusz Jablonski, the Polish film director, the member of the European Film Academy, created the series THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE. The thriller is a co-production of Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Poland. Everything begins at Odesa beach, where a warm summer evening finds the naked body of a young girl. Subsequently, identical homicides occur in Warsaw and Prague, where the police find the bodies of those killed with similar injuries. Investigators, who investigate the mysterious crimes begin to realize that this is a matter for one person’s hands. Heroes will have to work together to catch a cold-blooded killer.
French drama MYTHO by Fabrice Gobert. Beloved mother and wife Elvira seems that her family does not notice her at all. One day she is tempted and immersed in lies, trying to find love and attention for herself.
THE VIRTUES, a series from Great Britain directed by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. In the centre of the storyline of the dramatic series is Joseph, who drinks to suppress pain and loneliness, which gradually eat him from the inside. He decides to get outside of the past and return to where he lived as a young person. He finds himself in a loving home sister, whom he has not seen for 30 years, and begins an emotionally deep relationship with his sister, a fervent young woman. When the dark secrets that he has hidden from childhood come back, Joseph will have to choose between vengeance and excuse.