Schedule 2021

Schedule 2021

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The Green Knight

Легенда про Зеленого лицаря / The Green Knight

  • 125'
  • Ireland, Canada, United States, United Kingdom
  • Director: David Lowery
  • Producer: Toby Halbrooks, Tim Headington, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Theresa Page
14 August, 15:00
Festival Palace
GP
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Screenwriter: David Lowery

DOP: Andrew Droz Palermo

Composer: Daniel Hart

Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris


Director: David Lowery

Bio: David Lowery is an American director, writer, editor and producer. He was born in 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His film “Ain't Them Bodies Saints”, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was selected to compete at the International Critics' Week section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. In 2017 Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” was in the Best of Next! competition at Sundance. As of 2021, his directorial filmography consists of six features, as well a number of shorts and TV episodes.

Filmography: St. Nick (2009), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Pete's Dragon (2016), A Ghost Story (2017), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), The Green Knight (2021)


Production: Wild Atlantic Pictures, Sailor Bear, BRON Studios, A24, Ley Line Entertainment

Rightsholder: Volga

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, “The Green Knight” tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger.
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The Green Knight

Легенда про Зеленого лицаря / The Green Knight

  • 125'
  • Ireland, Canada, United States, United Kingdom
  • Director: David Lowery
  • Producer: Toby Halbrooks, Tim Headington, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Theresa Page
14 August, 19:00
Festival Palace
GP
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Screenwriter: David Lowery

DOP: Andrew Droz Palermo

Composer: Daniel Hart

Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris


Director: David Lowery

Bio: David Lowery is an American director, writer, editor and producer. He was born in 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His film “Ain't Them Bodies Saints”, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was selected to compete at the International Critics' Week section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. In 2017 Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” was in the Best of Next! competition at Sundance. As of 2021, his directorial filmography consists of six features, as well a number of shorts and TV episodes.

Filmography: St. Nick (2009), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Pete's Dragon (2016), A Ghost Story (2017), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), The Green Knight (2021)


Production: Wild Atlantic Pictures, Sailor Bear, BRON Studios, A24, Ley Line Entertainment

Rightsholder: Volga

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, “The Green Knight” tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger.
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Kings of Rap

Королі репу / Kings of Rap

  • 100'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Myroslav Latyk
  • Producer: Dmytro Minzianov, Yuriy Minzianov, Vlad Riashyn
14 August, 21:45
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Roman Mahruk, Oleksiy Komarovskyi, Myroslav Latyk

DOP: Denys Demydovych

Composer: Cepasa

Cast: Mykhailo Dziuba, Anton Velboy, Irma Vitovska, Karyna Khymchuk, Yuriy Kulinich, Dmytro Khomyak, Andriy Borys


Director: Myroslav Latyk

Bio: Myroslav Latyk is a Ukrainian film director. He studied Journalism at Ivan Franko Lviv National University (1998-2001) and Film Directing at Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre, Cinema and Television.

Filmography: Khalepa na 5 baksiv (2019), Kings of Rap (2021), Maksym Osa (2021)


Production: Kristi Films, Star Media

Rightsholder: Kristi Films, Star Media

A seventeen-year-old village school graduate, a guy nicknamed Kazan, dreams of becoming a famous rapper and winning the heart of Sveta. For the sake of his dream, he is willing to risk everything, but circumstances steer his life in a different direction.
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Kings of Rap

Королі репу / Kings of Rap

  • 100'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Myroslav Latyk
  • Producer: Dmytro Minzianov, Yuriy Minzianov, Vlad Riashyn
15 August, 10:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Roman Mahruk, Oleksiy Komarovskyi, Myroslav Latyk

DOP: Denys Demydovych

Composer: Cepasa

Cast: Mykhailo Dziuba, Anton Velboy, Irma Vitovska, Karyna Khymchuk, Yuriy Kulinich, Dmytro Khomyak, Andriy Borys


Director: Myroslav Latyk

Bio: Myroslav Latyk is a Ukrainian film director. He studied Journalism at Ivan Franko Lviv National University (1998-2001) and Film Directing at Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre, Cinema and Television.

Filmography: Khalepa na 5 baksiv (2019), Kings of Rap (2021), Maksym Osa (2021)


Production: Kristi Films, Star Media

Rightsholder: Kristi Films, Star Media

A seventeen-year-old village school graduate, a guy nicknamed Kazan, dreams of becoming a famous rapper and winning the heart of Sveta. For the sake of his dream, he is willing to risk everything, but circumstances steer his life in a different direction.
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The Man Who Sold His Skin

Чоловік, який продав свою шкіру / The Man Who Sold His Skin

  • 104'
  • Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Turkey
  • Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
  • Producer: Martin Hampel, Thanassis Karathanos, Annabella Nezri, Andreas Rocksén
15 August, 12:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
FF
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Screenwriter: Kaouther Ben Hania

DOP: Christopher Aoun

Composer: Amin Bouhafa

Cast: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci


Director: Kaouther Ben Hania

Bio: Kaouther Ben Hania was born in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. She is a director and a scriptwriter and is based in Paris. She studied cinema in Tunisia (EDAC) then in Paris (Fémis and the Sorbonne). She directed several short films including “Me, My Sister and the Thing” and “Wooden Hand”. Both films had a successful and long run on the international festival circuit. Her documentary film “Imams Go to School” was premiered at IDFA 2010 and was selected for many prestigious festivals (Vancouver, Dubai, Amiens). Her feature film, “Beauty and The Dogs” was selected into Cannes 2017. In 2021, her feature film “The Man Who Sold His Skin” was the first-ever Tunisian film to be nominated for an Oscar.

Filmography: Imams Go to School (2010), Zaineb Hates the Snow (2016), Beauty and The Dogs (2017)


Production: Cinétéléfilms, Tanit Films, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH, Kwassa Films, Laika Film & Television, Metafora Production, Sunnyland Film, Film i Väst, VOO, BE TV, Istiqlal Films, Bac Films

Rightsholder: Ten Letters

Sales agent: Bac Films

Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the World’s most popular contemporary artists. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.
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Next Door

Nebenan / Поганий сусід / Next Door

  • 92'
  • Germany, USA
  • Director: Daniel Brühl
  • Producer: Malte Grunert
15 August, 12:45
Festival Palace
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Screenwriter: Daniel Kehlmann

DOP: Jens Harant

Composer: Moritz Friedrich, Jakob Grunert

Cast: Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth, Rike Eckermann, Aenne Schwarz, Gode Benedix


Director: Daniel Brühl

Bio: Daniel Brühl is the multi-award-winning German-Spanish actor and film producer born in Barcelona, Spain in 1978. He is internationally known for his roles in “Good Bye, Lenin!”, Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”, his acclaimed portrait of Niki Lauda in “Rush”, and “The First Avenger: Civil War”. He is currently starring in the Netflix series “The Alienist”.

Filmography: Next Door (2021)


Production: Amusement Park Film

Rightsholder: Svoe kino

Sales agent: Beta Cinema

Berlin, the Prenzlauer Berg district. Daniel is a movie star accustomed to success. His loft apartment is stylish and so is his wife, and the nanny has the children under control. Everything is tip-top, bilingual and ready for him to jet off to an audition in London where a role in an American superhero film awaits the celebrated German-Spanish actor. Popping into the local bar on the corner, he finds Bruno sitting there. Bruno has been waiting for this moment for a long time. And so this eternally overlooked man – one of reunification's losers and a victim of the gentrification of what was once East Berlin – takes his revenge. With Daniel as his target…
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Oxygen Starvation

Кисневий голод / Oxygen Starvation

  • 92'
  • Ukraine, Canada
  • Director: Andriy Donchyk
  • Producer: Marko Steh, Andriy Donchyk, Mykola Moroz
15 August, 15:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UR
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Screenwriter: Yurіy Andruhovych, Andrіy Donchyk

DOP: Іhor Krupnov

Composer: Yurіy Saienko

Cast: Taras Denysenko, Oleh Maslennіkov, Vіktor Stepanov, Oleksіy Horbunov, Oleksandr Myronov, Muhamed Rahіmov


Director: Andriy Donchyk

Bio: Andriy Donchik was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1961. Graduated from the Film Faculty of the Karpenko-Kary Kyiv State Institute of Theater Arts. From 1999 to 2004 he worked as the head director at the 1+1 TV channel. Laureate of the Pylyp Orlyk International Prize (1994).

Filmography: Dowfall of Dieties (1988), Oxygen Starvation (1991), Stolen Happiness (TV-series, 2004), Mono (2018)


Production: SP Kobza, KOBZA International Corporation

The film is based on the topic of dedovshchina (bullying), inspired by the personal experience of the director, scriptwriter and actors serving in the Soviet army. In an ordinary military unit, the seniors, having read the order for demobilization, decided to abuse the young soldiers. Everyone went along with it, but Private Bilyk wouldn’t tolerate mistreatment. Then one of the bullies said, “I won’t touch you. People like you hang themselves."
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Creative meeting with Yevhen Syvokon, the Animated Film Director and teacher of several generations of Ukrainian animators

Творча зустріч із режисером анімаційного кіно й учителем кількох генерацій українських аніматорів Євгеном Сивоконем / Creative meeting with Yevhen Syvokon, the Animated Film Director and teacher of several generations of Ukrainian animators

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
15 August, 15:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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A Hero

Ghahreman / Герой / A Hero

  • 127'
  • France, Iran
  • Director: Asghar Farhadi
  • Producer: Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy
15 August, 15:45
Festival Palace
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Screenwriter: Asghar Farhadi

DOP: Ali Ghazi, Arash Ramezani

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Cast: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sarina Farhadi


Director: Asghar Farhadi

Bio: Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran's School of Dramatic Arts in 1998 and his Masters in Stage Direction from Tarbiat Modarres University a few years later. Farhadi has received two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film for his films “A Separation” and “The Salesman”. He also received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay for his film “The Salesman”. In 2012, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Filmography: A Separation (2011), The Past (2013), The Salesman (2016), Everybody Knows (2018)


Production: Asghar Farhadi Productions, Memento Films Production

Rightsholder: PROvglyad

Sales agent: Memento International

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned.
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Creative meeting with Actor and Director Daniel Bruhl and producer Malte Grunert

Творча зустріч із актором і режисером Даніелем Брюлем та продюсером Мальте Ґрунертом / Creative meeting with Actor and Director Daniel Bruhl and producer Malte Grunert

  • 90'
  • Language: English. Simultaneous translation into Ukrainian
15 August, 17:15
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Rival

Rivale / Суперник / Rival

  • 96'
  • Germany, Ukraine
  • Director: Marcus Lenz
  • Producer: Gunter Hanfgarn, Andrea Ufer, Marina Orekhova, Yura Beliy
15 August, 18:30
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Marcus Lenz, Lars Hubrich

DOP: Frank Amann

Composer: Caroline Siegers, Evgueni Galperine

Cast: Yelizar Nazarenko, Udo Samel, Maria Bruni


Director: Marcus Lenz

Bio: Marcus Lenz was born in 1969 in Hattingen, Germany. He grew up in the Ruhr area and studied Сommunication Вesign at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and at the UIAH in Helsinki. After receiving his degree, he went to the German Film and Television Academy Berlin and studied directing and cinematography under lecturers such as Bela Tarr, Wolfgang Becker, Slavomir Idziak, Michael Ballhaus and Mike Leigh. Since graduating from the DFFB, Marcus Lenz has been directing and/or shooting both documentaries and feature films.

Filmography: Close (2004), Timur (2013), Rival (2020)


Production: HANFGARN & UFER, Belka Strelka

Rightsholder: Pluto Film

Sales agent: Pluto Film

9-year-old Roman follows his mother Oksana, who left to work illegally in Germany. There she lives with Gert, a 62- year-old German widower who suffers from diabetes. Gert tries to make friends with the boy, but Roman struggles for his mother's attention. Suddenly Oksana becomes ill, and Roman is left alone with his rival. Surprisingly Gert turns out to be a good playmate until he dies from a stroke. Roman is now trapped in a remote place, along with a corpse…
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Shamara

Шамара / Shamara

  • 105'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Natalіya Andreychenko
15 August, 19:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UR
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Screenwriter: Svіtlana Vasylenko

DOP: Volodymyr Bass

Composer: Іhor Stetsyuk

Cast: Іryna Tsymbal, Denys Karasyov, Anzhelіka Nevolіna, Tamara Plashenko, Petro Zaychenko


Director: Natalіya Andreychenko

Bio: Natalіya Andreychenko was born in 1966. In 1991 she graduated from the Directing Department of the Karpenko-Kary Kyiv Institute of Theater Arts Film Faculty. Member of the National Filmmakers' Union of Ukraine. Recipient of the Oleksandr Dovzhenko State Prize of Ukraine in 1996.

Filmography: Shamara (1994)


Production: Dovzhenko Film Studios

1973-74. Cholera outbreak. Against this background, the love story of Zina Shamarina is played out; she has become a slave to her feelings, which throw her to extremities, either by inciting to noble deeds or by pushing her into crazy antics.
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The Man Who Sold His Skin

Чоловік, який продав свою шкіру / The Man Who Sold His Skin

  • 104'
  • Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Turkey
  • Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
  • Producer: Martin Hampel, Thanassis Karathanos, Annabella Nezri, Andreas Rocksén
15 August, 19:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
FF
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Screenwriter: Kaouther Ben Hania

DOP: Christopher Aoun

Composer: Amin Bouhafa

Cast: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci


Director: Kaouther Ben Hania

Bio: Kaouther Ben Hania was born in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. She is a director and a scriptwriter and is based in Paris. She studied cinema in Tunisia (EDAC) then in Paris (Fémis and the Sorbonne). She directed several short films including “Me, My Sister and the Thing” and “Wooden Hand”. Both films had a successful and long run on the international festival circuit. Her documentary film “Imams Go to School” was premiered at IDFA 2010 and was selected for many prestigious festivals (Vancouver, Dubai, Amiens). Her feature film, “Beauty and The Dogs” was selected into Cannes 2017. In 2021, her feature film “The Man Who Sold His Skin” was the first-ever Tunisian film to be nominated for an Oscar.

Filmography: Imams Go to School (2010), Zaineb Hates the Snow (2016), Beauty and The Dogs (2017)


Production: Cinétéléfilms, Tanit Films, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH, Kwassa Films, Laika Film & Television, Metafora Production, Sunnyland Film, Film i Väst, VOO, BE TV, Istiqlal Films, Bac Films

Rightsholder: Ten Letters

Sales agent: Bac Films

Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the World’s most popular contemporary artists. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.
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Next Door

Nebenan / Поганий сусід / Next Door

  • 92'
  • Germany, USA
  • Director: Daniel Brühl
  • Producer: Malte Grunert
15 August, 21:30
Festival Palace
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Screenwriter: Daniel Kehlmann

DOP: Jens Harant

Composer: Moritz Friedrich, Jakob Grunert

Cast: Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth, Rike Eckermann, Aenne Schwarz, Gode Benedix


Director: Daniel Brühl

Bio: Daniel Brühl is the multi-award-winning German-Spanish actor and film producer born in Barcelona, Spain in 1978. He is internationally known for his roles in “Good Bye, Lenin!”, Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”, his acclaimed portrait of Niki Lauda in “Rush”, and “The First Avenger: Civil War”. He is currently starring in the Netflix series “The Alienist”.

Filmography: Next Door (2021)


Production: Amusement Park Film

Rightsholder: Svoe kino

Sales agent: Beta Cinema

Berlin, the Prenzlauer Berg district. Daniel is a movie star accustomed to success. His loft apartment is stylish and so is his wife, and the nanny has the children under control. Everything is tip-top, bilingual and ready for him to jet off to an audition in London where a role in an American superhero film awaits the celebrated German-Spanish actor. Popping into the local bar on the corner, he finds Bruno sitting there. Bruno has been waiting for this moment for a long time. And so this eternally overlooked man – one of reunification's losers and a victim of the gentrification of what was once East Berlin – takes his revenge. With Daniel as his target…
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This Rain Will Never Stop

Цей дощ ніколи не скінчиться / This Rain Will Never Stop

  • 103'
  • Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar
  • Director: Alina Gorlova
  • Producer: Maksym Nakonechnyi, Ilona Bitsevska, Patrick Hamm
15 August, 22:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Screenwriter: Alina Gorlova, Maksym Nakonechnyi

DOP: Vyacheslav Tsvetkov

Composer: Goran Gora, Serge Synthkey

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Director: Alina Gorlova

Bio: Alina Gorlova is a director, film editor, and producer. Born and based in Ukraine, she graduated from Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film and Television. Her second documentary, “No Obvious Signs” has four awards at Docudays UA IHRDFF and the MDR film award for outstanding Eastern European Movie at DokLeipzig 2018; it was nominated for the Golden Dzyga Ukrainain Film Academy Award. Her latest film, “This Rain Will Never Stop”, won the Award for Best First Appearance at IDFA and the Best Feature award at Festival dei Popoli, Go East, One World (Jeden svět), Ice Docs, Las Palmas FF.

Filmography: The First Step in the Clouds (2012), Babushka (2014), Kholodny Yar. Intro (2016), Invisible Battalion (2017), No Obvious Signs (2018), This Rain Will Never Stop (2020)


Production: Tabor

Rightsholder: Tabor

Sales agent: Square Eyes

“This Rain Will Never Stop” takes the audience on a powerful, visually arresting journey through humanity's endless cycle of war and peace. The film follows 20-year-old Andriy Suleyman as he tries to secure a sustainable future while navigating the human toll of armed conflict. From the Syrian civil war to strife in Ukraine, Andriy’s existence is framed by the seemingly eternal flow of life and death.
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Rival

Rivale / Суперник / Rival

  • 96'
  • Germany, Ukraine
  • Director: Marcus Lenz
  • Producer: Gunter Hanfgarn, Andrea Ufer, Marina Orekhova, Yura Beliy
16 August, 10:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Marcus Lenz, Lars Hubrich

DOP: Frank Amann

Composer: Caroline Siegers, Evgueni Galperine

Cast: Yelizar Nazarenko, Udo Samel, Maria Bruni


Director: Marcus Lenz

Bio: Marcus Lenz was born in 1969 in Hattingen, Germany. He grew up in the Ruhr area and studied Сommunication Вesign at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and at the UIAH in Helsinki. After receiving his degree, he went to the German Film and Television Academy Berlin and studied directing and cinematography under lecturers such as Bela Tarr, Wolfgang Becker, Slavomir Idziak, Michael Ballhaus and Mike Leigh. Since graduating from the DFFB, Marcus Lenz has been directing and/or shooting both documentaries and feature films.

Filmography: Close (2004), Timur (2013), Rival (2020)


Production: HANFGARN & UFER, Belka Strelka

Rightsholder: Pluto Film

Sales agent: Pluto Film

9-year-old Roman follows his mother Oksana, who left to work illegally in Germany. There she lives with Gert, a 62- year-old German widower who suffers from diabetes. Gert tries to make friends with the boy, but Roman struggles for his mother's attention. Suddenly Oksana becomes ill, and Roman is left alone with his rival. Surprisingly Gert turns out to be a good playmate until he dies from a stroke. Roman is now trapped in a remote place, along with a corpse…
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Annette

Аннетт / Annette

  • 139'
  • France, Mexico, United States, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Germany
  • Director: Leos Carax
  • Producer: Charles Gillibert, Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu
16 August, 12:30
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Leos Carax, Ron Mael, Russell Mael

DOP: Caroline Champetier

Composer: Ron Mael, Russell Mael

Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Dyson-Smith, Dominique Dauwe


Director: Leos Carax

Bio: eos Carax was born in Surenses, France. Film director, writer, and film critic. He began his film career with a series of short films before he released “Boy Meets Girl”, which established Carax’s reputation for mature visual style.

Filmography: Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), Pola X (1999), Holy Motors (2012), Annette (2021)


Production: CG Cinéma, ARTE France Cinéma, Tribus P Films, Théo Films, Detailfilm, Scope Pictures, Wrong Men / Wrong Men North, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Garidi Films, Piano, Eurospace

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Kinology

A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife, have a 2-year-old daughter with a surprising gift.
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Surge

Наплив / Surge

  • 105'
  • UK
  • Director: Aneil Karia
  • Producer: Julia Godzinskaya, Sophie Vickers
16 August, 13:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Screenwriter: Rupert Jones, Rita Kalnejas, Aneil Karia

DOP: Stuart Bentley

Composer: Tujiko Noriko

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Ryan McKen, Jasmine Jobson, Ellie Haddington, Ian Gelder


Director: Aneil Karia

Bio: Aneil Karia is a British director and writer. In television, he recently completed the closing three episodes of “Top Boy” for Netflix. Before that, he directed the opening block of “Pure”. In 2016, Karia directed the short film “Work” which was BAFTA- and BIFA-nominated for best short. This followed his 2013 short film, “Beat”, which screened at festivals worldwide. “Surge” is his feature debut.

Filmography: Surge (2020)


Production: BBC Films, British Film Institute, Rooks Nest Entertainment

Rightsholder: Protagonist Pictures

Quiet and demure Joseph leads a modest life in London, shuttling between his solo apartment and the airport where he forms part of the security team. His birthday goes unnoticed by his colleagues and only mildly celebrated by his irritable parents. Something seems to be simmering in Joseph just under the surface. It only takes a few strange incidents to unlock his impulse to go on a reckless, frantic, and unbelievable journey through the streets of the city as he determines that boundaries and niceties will no longer govern his life.
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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Сенс життя за Монті Пайтоном / Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

  • 107'
  • UK
  • Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
  • Producer: John Goldstone
16 August, 13:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Screenwriter: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

DOP: Peter Hannan, Roger Pratt

Composer: John Du Prez

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin


Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Bio: Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota in 1940. He started his career as an animator and strip cartoonist. In 1967, Terry moved to Britain and joined the Monty Python comedy troupe. With the gradual breakup of the troupe at the beginning of the 1980s, he became a screenwriter and director. He has since directed 12 award-winning feature films. Terry Jones was born in North Wales in 1942. He was a comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director, children's author, popular historian, political commentator, and TV documentary host. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.

Filmography: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)


Production: Celandine Films, The Monty Python Partnership, Universal Pictures

The stages of life told through various sketches and songs by the comedy troupe Monty Python. The seven parts of life cover birth, growing up, war, middle age, organ transplants, old age, and death, providing a satire on medicine, the church, the military, big business, sex education and many more.
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Panel Discussion: Cooperation of Producer and Director in the Debut Movie. Antonio Lukich, Tymur Yashchenko, Maksym Nakonechnyi, Valeriia Sochyvets

Панельна дискусія: Співпраця продюсера та режисера в дебютному кіно. Антоніо Лукіч, Тимур Ященко, Максим Наконечний, Валерія Сочивець / Panel Discussion: Cooperation of Producer and Director in the Debut Movie. Antonio Lukich, Tymur Yashchenko, Maksym Nakonechnyi, Valeriia Sochyvets

  • 75'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
16 August, 15:45
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Great Freedom

Grosse Freiheit / Велика свобода / Great Freedom

  • 117'
  • Austria, Germany
  • Director: Sebastian Meise
  • Producer: Benny Drechsel, Sabine Moser, Oliver Neumann
16 August, 16:00
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Sebastian Meise, Thomas Reider

DOP: Crystel Fournier

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Cast: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn


Director: Sebastian Meise

Bio: Sebastian Meise is an Austrian director and screenwriter, born in 1976 in Kitzbühel, Austria. His acclaimed debut feature film “Stillife” premiered at San Sebastian IFF and won several awards such as Best Feature Film at Diagonale Film Festival. His documentary film “Outing” was presented at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. His second feature film “Great Freedom” with German shooting star Franz Rogowski and Berlinale Silver bear awardee Georg Friedrich in the leading roles premiered in the Official Selection Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival 2021. He co-founded the Vienna based production company FreibeuterFilm.

Filmography: Still Life (2011), Outing (2012), Great Freedom (2021)


Production: FreibeuterFilm, Rohfilm

Rightsholder: The Match Factory

Sales agent: The Match Factory

In postwar Germany, Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to paragraph 175, his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long-time cellmate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts in revulsion grows to something called love.
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A Prayer for Hetman Mazepa

Молитва за гетьмана Мазепу / A Prayer for Hetman Mazepa

  • 154'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Yuri Ilyenko
  • Producer: Ihor Didkovsky
16 August, 16:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
SS
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Screenwriter: Yuri Ilyenko

DOP: Yuri Ilyenko

Composer: Vіrko Baley

Cast: Bohdan Stupka, Lyudmila Yefymenko, Nikita Dzhyhurda, Vyacheslav Dovzhenko, Vіktor Demertash, Kateryna Lіsovenko


Director: Yuri Ilyenko

Bio: Yuriy Illienko was born in 1936; a Ukrainian film director and screenwriter. He directed twelve films between 1965 and 2002. His 1970 film “The White Bird Marked with Black” was entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Golden Prize. In 1990 his film “Swan Lake: The Zone" received the FIPRESCI prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Ilyenko was one of Ukraine's most influential filmmakers. His films were banned in the USSR for their suspected anti-Soviet symbolism.

Filmography: A Spring for the Thirsty (1965), The Eve of Ivan Kupalo (1968), The White Bird Marked with Black (1971), A Story of the Forest: Mavka (1981), The Legend of Princess Olha (1984), Swan Lake: The Zone (1990)


Production: Dovzhenko Film Studios

Rightsholder: Dovzhenko Film Studios

The plot revolves around the heated dialogue of the historical antagonists: Peter the Great, who plunders Ivan's sarcophagus, and Hetman Ivan, who gets up from the grave to narrate his life, foremost about the struggle of the two statesmen.
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Marketing in Cinema. Master class by Polina Tolmacheva

Маркетинг у кіно. Майстер-клас Поліни Толмачової / Marketing in Cinema. Master class by Polina Tolmacheva

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
16 August, 17:15
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Blindfold

Із зав’язаними очима / Blindfold

  • 105'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Taras Dron
  • Producer: Valeria Sochyvets, Oleksandr Berba
16 August, 19:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Taras Dron, Jakub Prysak

DOP: Oleksandr Pozdnyakov

Composer: Andriy Ponomaryov

Cast: Marina Koshkina, Oleh Shulha, Larysa Rusnak, Olexandr Mavrits, Sergii Luzanovskyi


Director: Taras Dron

Bio: Taras Dron is a Ukrainian film director, member of European and European Film Academies. Taras studied Protection of Information in the Faculty of Automatics at Lviv National University (1997-2002). In 2010 he founded a film and video production studio NORD Production. From 2014-2016 Taras studied in the Department of Directing at Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School (PWSFTv i T) in Poland.

Filmography: Dzidzio. First time (2018), Blindfold (2020)


Production: Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema

Rightsholder: Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema

Yulia, a young MMA fighter, lost her fiancé at the war. She quits the sport and starts a new relationship to free herself from the role of the war hero's widow, which is imposed on her by the environment.
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A Friend of the Deceased

Приятель покойника / Приятель небіжчика / A Friend of the Deceased

  • 110'
  • Ukraine, France
  • Director: Vyacheslav Kryshtofovych
  • Producer: Mykola Mashchenko, Jacky Ouaknine, Pierre Rival
16 August, 19:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UR
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Screenwriter: Andrei Kurkov

DOP: Vilen Kalyuta

Composer: Volodymyr Hronsykyi

Cast: Oleksandr Lazariev, Anzhelіka Nevolіna, Olena Korіkova, Tetyana Kryvytsyka, Yevhen Pashyn


Director: Vyacheslav Kryshtofovych

Bio: Vyacheslav Kryshtofovych is a Ukrainian director, a member of the board of the Filmmakers’ Union of Ukraine. His filmography includes over two dozen films. “Adam’s Rib” and “A Friend of the Deceased” took part in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival. In 2018 Kryshtofovych received the Golden Dzyga award for his contribution to the development of Ukrainian cinema.

Filmography: Lonely Woman Seeks Lifetime Companion (1986), Adam’s Rib (1990), A Friend of the Deceased (1997), I Love You (2003), About Him (2013), Forebodings (2019)


Production: Dovzhenko Film Studios, Compagnie des Films, Compagnie Est-Ouest

The era of wild capitalism was gaining momentum when Anatoliy’s wife left him. Anatoliy is an intellectual who doesn’t have the necessary qualities to live in the brand new capitalist jungle. He undertakes some odd jobs, but eventually he gives up and decides to commit suicide, but he does so in a quite original way: he orders his murder by mail, sends his photo and a small fee: "for services..."
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Surge

Наплив / Surge

  • 105'
  • UK
  • Director: Aneil Karia
  • Producer: Julia Godzinskaya, Sophie Vickers
16 August, 19:45
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Screenwriter: Rupert Jones, Rita Kalnejas, Aneil Karia

DOP: Stuart Bentley

Composer: Tujiko Noriko

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Ryan McKen, Jasmine Jobson, Ellie Haddington, Ian Gelder


Director: Aneil Karia

Bio: Aneil Karia is a British director and writer. In television, he recently completed the closing three episodes of “Top Boy” for Netflix. Before that, he directed the opening block of “Pure”. In 2016, Karia directed the short film “Work” which was BAFTA- and BIFA-nominated for best short. This followed his 2013 short film, “Beat”, which screened at festivals worldwide. “Surge” is his feature debut.

Filmography: Surge (2020)


Production: BBC Films, British Film Institute, Rooks Nest Entertainment

Rightsholder: Protagonist Pictures

Quiet and demure Joseph leads a modest life in London, shuttling between his solo apartment and the airport where he forms part of the security team. His birthday goes unnoticed by his colleagues and only mildly celebrated by his irritable parents. Something seems to be simmering in Joseph just under the surface. It only takes a few strange incidents to unlock his impulse to go on a reckless, frantic, and unbelievable journey through the streets of the city as he determines that boundaries and niceties will no longer govern his life.
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Stranger

Сторонній / Stranger

  • 90'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi
  • Producer: Alona Demyanenko
16 August, 22:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UGP
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Cast: Anastasia Yevtushenko, Dasha Trehubova, Serhiy Kalantay


Director: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi

Bio: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi is a Ukrainian film director, writer, and producer. He was born in 1958 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Dmytro graduated from Korniychuk Kyiv State Institute of Culture and Karpenko-Kary Kyiv State Institute of Theater Arts. Member of the European Film Academy and the Ukrainian Oscar Committee; head of the Laboratory of Projects of the National Filmmmakers’ Union of Ukraine.

Filmography: F63.9 Love Sickness (2013), Laugh or Die (2017), Stranger (2019), Space (2021)


Production: Gagarin Media Film Company

Rightsholder: Gagarin Media Film Company

Sales agent: Gagarin Media Film Company

A synchronized swimming team has disappeared in the swimming pool during a performance. A patient of a water-therapy clinic has disappeared while taking a bath. How are these cases connected and how does a doll with real hair relate to it? An inspector with no unsolved cases will have to investigate that. She will also have to find out who she really is.
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Annette

Аннетт / Annette

  • 139'
  • France, Mexico, United States, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Germany
  • Director: Leos Carax
  • Producer: Charles Gillibert, Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu
16 August, 22:00
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Leos Carax, Ron Mael, Russell Mael

DOP: Caroline Champetier

Composer: Ron Mael, Russell Mael

Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Dyson-Smith, Dominique Dauwe


Director: Leos Carax

Bio: eos Carax was born in Surenses, France. Film director, writer, and film critic. He began his film career with a series of short films before he released “Boy Meets Girl”, which established Carax’s reputation for mature visual style.

Filmography: Boy Meets Girl (1984), Bad Blood (1986), The Lovers on the Bridge (1991), Pola X (1999), Holy Motors (2012), Annette (2021)


Production: CG Cinéma, ARTE France Cinéma, Tribus P Films, Théo Films, Detailfilm, Scope Pictures, Wrong Men / Wrong Men North, RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Garidi Films, Piano, Eurospace

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Kinology

A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife, have a 2-year-old daughter with a surprising gift.
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Blindfold

Із зав’язаними очима / Blindfold

  • 105'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Taras Dron
  • Producer: Valeria Sochyvets, Oleksandr Berba
17 August, 10:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Taras Dron, Jakub Prysak

DOP: Oleksandr Pozdnyakov

Composer: Andriy Ponomaryov

Cast: Marina Koshkina, Oleh Shulha, Larysa Rusnak, Olexandr Mavrits, Sergii Luzanovskyi


Director: Taras Dron

Bio: Taras Dron is a Ukrainian film director, member of European and European Film Academies. Taras studied Protection of Information in the Faculty of Automatics at Lviv National University (1997-2002). In 2010 he founded a film and video production studio NORD Production. From 2014-2016 Taras studied in the Department of Directing at Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School (PWSFTv i T) in Poland.

Filmography: Dzidzio. First time (2018), Blindfold (2020)


Production: Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema

Rightsholder: Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema

Yulia, a young MMA fighter, lost her fiancé at the war. She quits the sport and starts a new relationship to free herself from the role of the war hero's widow, which is imposed on her by the environment.
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Benedetta

Спокуса Бенедетта / Benedetta

  • 127'
  • France, Netherlands
  • Director: Paul Verhoeven
  • Producer: Saïd Ben Saïd
17 August, 12:30
Festival Palace
GP
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Screenwriter: David Birke, Paul Verhoeven

DOP: Jeanne Lapoirie

Composer: Anne Dudley

Cast: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin, Daphne Patakia


Director: Paul Verhoeven

Bio: Paul Verhoeven was born in 1938 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. In early 1960s he also studied at the Netherlands Film Academy and made several short movies. Explicitly violent and/or sexual content and social satire are trademarks of both his drama and science fiction films. He is best known for directing the American feature films “RoboCop”, “Total Recall”, “Basic Instinct”, and “Starship Troopers”. His second feature film “Turkish Delight” received the award for Best Dutch Film of the Century at the Netherlands Film Festival. Verhoeven’s films have been nominated for American and European Academy Awards, as well as participated in many prestigious film festivals, such as Cannes.

Filmography: Turkish Delight (1973), Flesh+Blood (1985), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Starship Troopers (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Elle (2016)


Production: SBS Films Productions

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Pathé International

In the late 15th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.
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Gunda

Ґунда / Gunda

  • 93'
  • Norway, United States, United Kingdom
  • Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
  • Producer: Anita Rehoff Larsen
17 August, 12:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Screenwriter: Viktor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera

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Director: Viktor Kossakovsky

Bio: Viktor Kossakovsky was born in 1961 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 1978 he worked at the Leningrad studio of Documentaries as assistant cameraman, assistant director and editor. In 1988 he finished the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow. Laureate of the Triumph Prize, the Russian Federation State Award and the Nika prize. Award-winner of numerous national and international film forums. He started his own production company, Kossakovsky Film Production, based in San Petersburg, to create a cinema with a strong focus in poetics and reality. His latest film “Gunda” was co-produced by Joaquin Phoenix.

Filmography: Les Belov (1986); Recently (1991); Pavel and Lyalya (1998); Hush! (2002); Vivan las Antipodas! (2011); Aquarela - L'Odyssée de l'eau (2019); Gunda (2020)


Production: Sant & Usant AS, Louverture Films

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Cinephil

Where his prior film, the acclaimed epic “Aquarela”, was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in “Gunda”, master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Through encounters with a mother sow (the eponymous Gunda), two ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken, Kossakovsky movingly recalibrates our moral universe, reminding us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own.
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Brazil

Бразилія / Brazil

  • 132'
  • UK, USA
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Producer: Arnon Milchan
17 August, 12:45
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
TG
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Screenwriter: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown

DOP: Roger Pratt

Composer: Michael Kamen

Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond


Director: Terry Gilliam

Bio: Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota in 1940. He started his career as an animator and strip cartoonist. In 1967, Terry moved to Britain and joined the Monty Python comedy troupe. With the gradual breakup of the troupe at the beginning of the 1980s, he became a screenwriter and director. He has since directed 12 award-winning feature films.

Filmography: Monthy Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Brazil (1985), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Tideland (2005), The Zero Theorem (2013)


Production: Embassy International Pictures

In a dystopian future where technology reigns supreme and love is forbidden, a daydreaming clerk becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. When assigned to rectify the messy consequences of a typographical error, he gets caught in the gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy.
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Master Class: Music in Cinema. Anton Baibakov, Mykyta Moiseiev

Майстер-клас: Музика в кіно. Антон Байбаков, Микита Моісеєв / Master Class: Music in Cinema. Anton Baibakov, Mykyta Moiseiev

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
17 August, 15:45
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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French Exit

Непомітне зникнення / French Exit

  • 113'
  • Canada, Ireland, UK
  • Director: Azazel Jacobs
  • Producer: Christine Habeler, Christina Piovesan, Noah Segal, Trish Dolman, Katie Holly, Oliver Glass
17 August, 16:00
Festival Palace
SS
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Screenwriter: Patrick deWitt

DOP: Tobias Datum

Composer: Nick deWitt

Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Valerie Mahaffey, Imogen Poots, Susan Coyne, Danielle Macdonald, Isaach de Bankolé, Tracy Letts


Director: Azazel Jacobs

Bio: Son of avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs, Azazel Jacobs (born in 1972) was raised in lower Manhattan surrounded by artists. He received his bachelor’s degree in film from SUNY Purchase and his master’s from the American Film Institute. His credits include “The GoodTimesKid”, “Momma’s Man”, “Terri”, “The Lovers”, and “French Exit”, along with both seasons of the television show “Doll & Em” (2014, 2015).

Filmography: The Good Times Kid (2005), Momma’s Man (2008), Terri (2011), The Lovers (2018), French Exit (2020)


Production: Blinder Films, Elevation Pictures, Rocket Science, Saalgo Productions, Screen Siren Pictures, Terminal City Pictures, Téléfilm Canada

Rightsholder: Sony

An aging Manhattan socialite living on what's barely left of her inheritance moves to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat.
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Camera Buff

Amator / Аматор / Camera Buff

  • 112'
  • Poland
  • Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Producer: Wielisława Piotrowska
17 August, 16:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Screenwriter: Krzysztof Kieślowski

DOP: Jacek Petrycki

Composer: Krzysztof Knittel

Cast: Jerzy Stuhr, Małgorzata Ząbkowska, Ewa Pokas, Stefan Czyżewski, Jerzy Nowak


Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Bio: Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941–1996) was a Polish film director and screenwriter. He was one of the most acclaimed directors of the second half of the 20th century, having won accolades at film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and San Sebastian. He had also been nominated for an Oscar, and was the first recipient of the Felix Prize (later renamed the European Film Awards) of the European Film Academy. His personal style evolved over his 30-year-long career as a filmmaker, from his early minimalist documentary films that looked at the daily life of people in Poland, to his modest narrative films that were in line with the cinema of moral anxiety movement, and later to the conceptual, ornamental, metaphysical parables.

Filmography: Personnel (1975), Blizna (1976), Amator (1979), Przypadek (1981), Bez końca (1984), Dekalog (1988), Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988), Krótki film o miłości (1989), La Double vie de Véronique / Podwójne życie Weroniki (1991), Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993)


Production: Film Polski, Zespol Filmowy "Tor"

An ordinary factory worker buys a camera on the occasion of the birth of his child. The authorities order him to make documentaries about the factory's success. But his endeavor to be truthful leads him to opposition against censorship.
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Panel Discussion: Visual Solution of the Film. Operators Volodymyr Ivanov, Serhii Stetsenko

Панельна дискусія: Візуальне рішення фільму. Оператори Володимир Іванов, Сергій Стеценко / Panel Discussion: Visual Solution of the Film. Operators Volodymyr Ivanov, Serhii Stetsenko

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
17 August, 17:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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The Tuner

Настройщик / Настроювач / The Tuner

  • 154'
  • Ukraine, Russia
  • Director: Kira Muratova
  • Producer: Sergei Chlіyants
17 August, 18:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UR
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Screenwriter: Sergei Chetvertkov, Yevhen Holubenko, Kira Muratova

DOP: Hennadіy Karyuk

Composer: Valentyn Sylvestrov

Cast: Heorhіy Delіyev, Alla Demidova, Renata Litvinova, Nіna Ruslanova, Sergei Bekhterev, Natalіya Buzyko, Zhan Daniel


Director: Kira Muratova

Bio: Kira Muratova is a Ukrainian film director, screenwriter, and actress. She was born in Soroca, Moldova; graduated from the Directing Faculty at VGIK in 1959. In her films she showed interest in modern ethical issues and ambiguous human characters. Muratova spent most of her artistic career in Odessa, creating her films with local studios, mostly casting local actors.

Filmography: Brief Encounters (1967), The Long Farewell (1971), The Asthenic Syndrome (1989), The Sentimental Policeman (1992), Three Stories (1987), Chekhov's Motifs (2002), Melody for a Street-organ (2009), Eternal Return (2012)


Production: Pigmalion Production, Odesa Film Studio

Rightsholder: Odesa Film Studio

The tuner of pianos Andrei is both the happiest and most miserable person in the world. He is passionately in love with the most beautiful woman Lina who loves him back. But Andrei is poor, while Lina is accustomed to luxurious lifestyle. Love for the blonde makes Andrei cross the fatal line: he is ready to betray, steal, and even kill.
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Space

Простір / Space

  • 101'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi
  • Producer: Alyona Demyanenko
17 August, 19:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Director: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi

Bio: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi is a Ukrainian film director, writer, and producer. He was born in 1958 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Dmytro graduated from Korniychuk Kyiv State Institute of Culture and Karpenko-Kary Kyiv State Institute of Theater Arts. Member of the European Film Academy and the Ukrainian Film Academy; head of the Laboratory of Projects of the National Filmmmakers’ Union of Ukraine.

Filmography: F63.9 Love Sickness (2013), Laugh or Die (2017), Stranger (2019), Space (2021)


Production: Gagarin Media

Rightsholder: Gagarin Media

This is the story of a UFO encounter that occurred during isolation in 2020. The film was shot during the quarantine. All the participants of this production were self-isolated and communicated with the director online. 67 actors took part in the film in 76 locations in Kyiv and Kyiv region, Odesa, Ternopil, Zaporizhia, Bohuslav and Vilnius.
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Gunda

Ґунда / Gunda

  • 93'
  • Norway, United States, United Kingdom
  • Director: Viktor Kossakovsky
  • Producer: Anita Rehoff Larsen
17 August, 19:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Screenwriter: Viktor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera

DOP: Viktor Kossakovsky, Egil Håskjold Larsen

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Director: Viktor Kossakovsky

Bio: Viktor Kossakovsky was born in 1961 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 1978 he worked at the Leningrad studio of Documentaries as assistant cameraman, assistant director and editor. In 1988 he finished the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow. Laureate of the Triumph Prize, the Russian Federation State Award and the Nika prize. Award-winner of numerous national and international film forums. He started his own production company, Kossakovsky Film Production, based in San Petersburg, to create a cinema with a strong focus in poetics and reality. His latest film “Gunda” was co-produced by Joaquin Phoenix.

Filmography: Les Belov (1986); Recently (1991); Pavel and Lyalya (1998); Hush! (2002); Vivan las Antipodas! (2011); Aquarela - L'Odyssée de l'eau (2019); Gunda (2020)


Production: Sant & Usant AS, Louverture Films

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Cinephil

Where his prior film, the acclaimed epic “Aquarela”, was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in “Gunda”, master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Through encounters with a mother sow (the eponymous Gunda), two ingenious cows, and a scene-stealing, one-legged chicken, Kossakovsky movingly recalibrates our moral universe, reminding us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own.
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Olga

Ольга / Olga

  • 85'
  • France, Switzerland, Ukraine
  • Director: Elie Grappe
  • Producer: Jean-Marc Fröhle, Tom Dercourt
17 August, 21:45
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
FF
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Screenwriter: Elie Grappe, Raphaëlle Desplechin

DOP: Lucie Baudinaud

Composer: Pierre Desprats

Cast: Anastasia Budiashkina, Sabrina Rubtsova, Caterina Barloggio, Thea Brogli, Tanya Mikhina, Jérôme Martin, Alicia Onomor, Lou Steffen, Alexandr Mavrits


Director: Elie Grappe

Bio: Elie Grappe was born in 1994 in Lyon, France. He studied classical music at the Lyon National Conservatory for ten years before studying cinema at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne between 2011 and 2015. As part of his curriculum, he directed “Répétition”, then his graduation short film “Suspendu”. Both films were selected by several international film festivals. He then was the casting director and acting coach for Blaise Harrison’s film “Particles”. “Olga” is his debut feature.

Filmography: Olga (2021)


Production: Cinema Defacto, Point Prod

Rightsholder: Pulsar

Sales agent: Pulsar

2013. A 15-year-old gymnast is torn between Switzerland, where she is training for the European Championship in preparation for the Olympics, and Ukraine, where her mother is a journalist, reporting on Euromaidan.
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Benedetta

Спокуса Бенедетта / Benedetta

  • 127'
  • France, Netherlands
  • Director: Paul Verhoeven
  • Producer: Saïd Ben Saïd
17 August, 22:00
Festival Palace
GP
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Screenwriter: David Birke, Paul Verhoeven

DOP: Jeanne Lapoirie

Composer: Anne Dudley

Cast: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin, Daphne Patakia


Director: Paul Verhoeven

Bio: Paul Verhoeven was born in 1938 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He graduated from the University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. In early 1960s he also studied at the Netherlands Film Academy and made several short movies. Explicitly violent and/or sexual content and social satire are trademarks of both his drama and science fiction films. He is best known for directing the American feature films “RoboCop”, “Total Recall”, “Basic Instinct”, and “Starship Troopers”. His second feature film “Turkish Delight” received the award for Best Dutch Film of the Century at the Netherlands Film Festival. Verhoeven’s films have been nominated for American and European Academy Awards, as well as participated in many prestigious film festivals, such as Cannes.

Filmography: Turkish Delight (1973), Flesh+Blood (1985), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Starship Troopers (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Elle (2016)


Production: SBS Films Productions

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Pathé International

In the late 15th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joins the convent in Pescia, Tuscany, as a novice. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous.
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Space

Простір / Space

  • 101'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi
  • Producer: Alyona Demyanenko
18 August, 10:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Director: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi

Bio: Dmytro Tomashpolskyi is a Ukrainian film director, writer, and producer. He was born in 1958 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Dmytro graduated from Korniychuk Kyiv State Institute of Culture and Karpenko-Kary Kyiv State Institute of Theater Arts. Member of the European Film Academy and the Ukrainian Film Academy; head of the Laboratory of Projects of the National Filmmmakers’ Union of Ukraine.

Filmography: F63.9 Love Sickness (2013), Laugh or Die (2017), Stranger (2019), Space (2021)


Production: Gagarin Media

Rightsholder: Gagarin Media

This is the story of a UFO encounter that occurred during isolation in 2020. The film was shot during the quarantine. All the participants of this production were self-isolated and communicated with the director online. 67 actors took part in the film in 76 locations in Kyiv and Kyiv region, Odesa, Ternopil, Zaporizhia, Bohuslav and Vilnius.
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Heavens Above

Nebesa / Небеса / Heavens Above

  • 122'
  • Serbia, Germany, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Director: Srđan Dragojević
  • Producer: Biljana Prvanović
18 August, 12:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
SS
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Screenwriter: Srđan Dragojević

DOP: Dušan Joksimović

Composer: Aleksandar Ranđelović

Cast: Goran Navojec, Ksenija Marinković, Nataša Marković, Bojan Navojec, Miloš Samolov


Director: Srđan Dragojević

Bio: Srđan Dragojević was born in 1963 in Belgrade. He has a degree in Clinical Psychology and in Film Directing. Author of eight feature films and eight books for kids and grown-ups. From 2000-2004, Professor at Film Academy in Belgrade. From 2012-2015, MP at Serbian Parliament. He has directed 200 commercials. His film “Pretty Village, Pretty Flame” is among 1000 best films of all time in Halliwell’s film encyclopedia and among 30 best war films in history according to Sight&Sound critics. “The Parade” was a huge box office hit in Europe in 2012 after receiving three awards at Berlinale.

Filmography: Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996), The Wounds (1998), The Parade (2011), Holidays in the Sun (2014), Heavens Above (2021)


Production: Delirium

Rightsholder: Pluto Film

Sales agent: Pluto Film

Stojan is as dull and simple as he is kindhearted. When a freak accident changing a light bulb puts a glowing halo above his head, he quickly becomes the new attraction around town. His strong-willed wife Nada isn’t at all amused about the unwanted attention amongst their neighbors... After several tries, nothing can remove the shining annoyance and turn her husband back to his former unremarkable self. Stojan, the unwilling saint, begins to like his new lifestyle and quickly turns to sinister crimes…
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Memoria

Пам’ять / Memoria

  • 136'
  • Colombia, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Thailand, Germany
  • Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Producer: Diana Bustamante, Julio Chavezmontes, Charles de Meaux, Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Michael Weber
18 August, 12:45
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

DOP: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Composer: César López

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Balibar, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Pablo Urrego


Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Bio: Apichatpong Weerasethakul was born in Bangkok, grew up in north-eastern Thailand. He is recognized as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema. His previous seven feature films, short films, installations and his recent live performance have won him widespread international recognition and numerous awards, including the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2010 with “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”. His “Tropical Malady” won the Cannes Competition Jury Prize in 2004 and “Blissfully Yours” won the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award in 2002. “Syndromes and a Century” (2006) was recognized as one of the best films of the last decade in several 2010 polls.

Filmography: Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), Blissfully Yours (2002), Tropical Malady (2004), Syndromes and a Century (2006), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), Mekong Hotel (2012), Cemetery of Splendour (2015)


Production: Anna Sanders Films, Illuminations Films, Bord Cadre films, Kick the Machine, Burning Blue, Piano Producciones, Xstream Pictures, Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: The Match Factory

Ever since being startled by a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is unable to sleep. In Bogotá to visit her sister, she befriends Agnes, an archaeologist studying human remains discovered within a tunnel under construction. Jessica travels to see Agnes at the excavation site. In a small town nearby, she encounters a fish scaler, Hernan. They share memories by the river. As the day comes to a close, Jessica is awakened to a sense of clarity.
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The Fisher King

Король-рибалка / The Fisher King

  • 137'
  • USA
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Producer: Debra Hill, Lynda Obst
18 August, 13:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
TG
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Screenwriter: Richard LaGravenese

DOP: Roger Pratt

Composer: George Fenton

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi, Robin Williams, Mercedes Ruehl


Director: Terry Gilliam

Bio: Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota in 1940. He started his career as an animator and strip cartoonist. In 1967, Terry moved to Britain and joined the Monty Python comedy troupe. With the gradual breakup of the troupe at the beginning of the 1980s, he became a screenwriter and director. He has since directed 12 award-winning feature films.

Filmography: Monthy Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Brazil (1985), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Tideland (2005), The Zero Theorem (2013)


Production: Columbia Pictures

When New York radio DJ Jack Lucas accidentally drives a listener to mass murder, his confidence and career crumble. Three years later he is saved from suicide by the deranged Perry, a derelict who insists that the Holy Grail is hidden somewhere in Manhattan.
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Master Class: Sources of Funding for the Film. Oleksandra Kostina

Майстер-клас: Джерела фінансування фільму. Олександра Костіна / Master Class: Sources of Funding for the Film. Oleksandra Kostina

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
18 August, 15:45
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
MC
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Lovers

Amants / Коханці / Lovers

  • 102'
  • France
  • Director: Nicole Garcia
  • Producer: Philippe Martin, David Thion
18 August, 16:00
Festival Palace
GP
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Screenwriter: Jacques Fieschi, Nicole Garcia

DOP: Christophe Beaucarne

Composer: Grégoire Hetzel

Cast: Stacy Martin, Pierre Niney, Benoît Magimel, Roxane Duran, Mohamed Makhtoumi, Severino Negri


Director: Nicole Garcia

Bio: Nicole Garcia (born in 1946) is a French actress, film director, and screenwriter. She Studied Drama at the Conservatoire National supérieur d'art dramatique in Paris and, from there went on to study Law at university after several minor film parts. Her film “Charlie Says” was entered into the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Her film “Going Away” was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. She was the President of the Jury for the Caméra d'Or section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography: The Adversary (2002), Charlie Says (2006), A View of Love (2010), Going Away (2013), From the Land of the Moon (2016)


Production: Les Films Pelléas, France 3 Cinéma

Rightsholder: Mars Films

Sales agent: FTD

Lisa and Simon are inseparable. They have been passionate about each other since they were teenagers. A tragedy occurs, provoked by Simon's criminal activities. He is in danger and flees. Without Lisa. She waits in vain for news from him. Three years later, she is married to Leo when their paths cross again on an island in the Indian Ocean.
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The Double Life of Véronique

La double vie de Véronique / Подвійне життя Вероніки / The Double Life of Véronique

  • 98'
  • France, Poland, Norway
  • Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Producer: Leonardo de la Fuente
18 August, 17:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
KKR
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Screenwriter: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

DOP: Sławomir Idziak

Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

Cast: Irène Jacob, Halina Gryglaszewska, Aleksander Bardini, Claude Duneton


Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Bio: Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941–1996) was a Polish film director and screenwriter. He was one of the most acclaimed directors of the second half of the 20th century, having won accolades at film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and San Sebastian. He had also been nominated for an Oscar, and was the first recipient of the Felix Prize (later renamed the European Film Awards) of the European Film Academy. His personal style evolved over his 30-year-long career as a filmmaker, from his early minimalist documentary films that looked at the daily life of people in Poland, to his modest narrative films that were in line with the cinema of moral anxiety movement, and later to the conceptual, ornamental, metaphysical parables.

Filmography: Personnel (1975), Blizna (1976), Amator (1979), Przypadek (1981), Bez końca (1984), Dekalog (1988), Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988), Krótki film o miłości (1989), La Double vie de Véronique / Podwójne życie Weroniki (1991), Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993)


Production: Sideral Productions, Le Studio Canal+

Rightsholder: MK2

Sales agent: MK2

Weronika lives in Poland. Véronique lives in Paris. They don't know each other. Weronika gets a place in a music school, works hard, but collapses and dies on her first performance. At this point, Véronique's life seems to take a turn and she decides not to be a singer...
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Master Class: “We Will Fix it in Post-production”. Visual effects in movies. Oleksii Moskalenko

Майстер-клас: «Ми виправимо це на постпродакшні». Візуальні ефекти в кіно. Олексій Москаленко / Master Class: “We Will Fix it in Post-production”. Visual effects in movies. Oleksii Moskalenko

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
18 August, 17:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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National Museum

Національний музей / National Museum

  • 92'
  • Ukraine, USA
  • Director: Andrei Zagdansky
  • Producer: Gennady Kofman, Andrei Zagdansky
18 August, 19:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Andrei Zagdansky

DOP: Vladimir Guyevsky, Andrei Zagdansky, Ihor Ivanov, Andyi Noha

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Director: Andrei Zagdansky

Bio: Andrei Zagdansky was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he received an MFA from the Kyiv State Institute of Theatrical Arts. His first feature documentary “Interpretation of Dreams” juxtaposed a dialogue between the filmmaker and Dr. Sigmund Freud on the history of the Soviet Union and Europe. The film received a Grand-Prix at home, critical acclaim abroad and was included in the New Directors/New Films Series for the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1991. He has produced a number of award-winning independent documentaries. He has also taught film classes at the New School for Social Research. Throughout his career he has remained strongly committed to independent, personal, and innovative documentary films.

Filmography: Interpretation of Dreams (1990), Vasya (2002), Konstantin and Mouse (2006), Orange Winter (2007), My Father Evgeni (2010), Vagrich and the Black Square (2015), Michael and Daniel (2018)


Production: MaGiKa-Film, AZ Films

Rightsholder: MaGiKa-Film, AZ Films

It is a portrait of the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the gray neoclassical building that stores, preserves, and exhibits Ukrainian art and Ukrainian history as well. For half a year filmmakers observed and documented the inner life of the museum – from installation and subsequent removal of the exhibition of the XVII century icons from the communist demolished monastery to the exhibition of Oleksandr Bohomazov, the unknown to the world genius of Ukrainian avant-garde. The narrative arc of the film goes from the Ukrainian Baroque to the Ukrainian avant-garde and echoes both the story of the Ukrainian art and the history of Ukraine.
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My Joy

Счастье моё / Щастя моє / My Joy

  • 127'
  • Ukraine, Germany, Netherlands
  • Director: Sergei Loznitsa
  • Producer: Heino Deckert, Oleh Kokhan
18 August, 19:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UR
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Screenwriter: Sergei Loznitsa

DOP: Oleg Mutu

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Cast: Viktor Nemets, Vladimir Golovin, Aleksey Vertkov, Dmitriy Gotsdiner, Olga Shuvalova


Director: Sergei Loznitsa

Bio: Sergei Loznitsa was born in 1964, in Baranovichi, Belarus, he grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1987 he graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute; he then worked as a researcher at the Institute of Cybernetics in Kyiv, specializing in artificial intelligence. In 1997he graduated in filmmaking from VGIK film school in Moscow. Since 1996 he has directed 24 documentary and 4 films that have received numerous prestigious awards. All fiction films by Sergei Loznitsa have been presented at the Odesa IFF in different years.

Filmography: My Joy (2010), In the Fog (2012), A Gentle Creature, Donbass (2018)


Production: Ma.Ja.De. Fiction, Sota Cinema Group, Lemming Film

Rightsholder: Ma.Ja.De. Fiction, Sota Cinema Group

Sales agent: Fortissimo Films

The film takes place in the far-flung Russian province. Truck driver Georgy leaves his wife at home and goes on the road. His truck is slowly moving towards the goal, and he’s immersing in the world of fear, cruelty, and betrayal. The film premiered in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.
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Heavens Above

Nebesa / Небеса / Heavens Above

  • 122'
  • Serbia, Germany, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Director: Srđan Dragojević
  • Producer: Biljana Prvanović
18 August, 19:15
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
SS
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Screenwriter: Srđan Dragojević

DOP: Dušan Joksimović

Composer: Aleksandar Ranđelović

Cast: Goran Navojec, Ksenija Marinković, Nataša Marković, Bojan Navojec, Miloš Samolov


Director: Srđan Dragojević

Bio: Srđan Dragojević was born in 1963 in Belgrade. He has a degree in Clinical Psychology and in Film Directing. Author of eight feature films and eight books for kids and grown-ups. From 2000-2004, Professor at Film Academy in Belgrade. From 2012-2015, MP at Serbian Parliament. He has directed 200 commercials. His film “Pretty Village, Pretty Flame” is among 1000 best films of all time in Halliwell’s film encyclopedia and among 30 best war films in history according to Sight&Sound critics. “The Parade” was a huge box office hit in Europe in 2012 after receiving three awards at Berlinale.

Filmography: Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996), The Wounds (1998), The Parade (2011), Holidays in the Sun (2014), Heavens Above (2021)


Production: Delirium

Rightsholder: Pluto Film

Sales agent: Pluto Film

Stojan is as dull and simple as he is kindhearted. When a freak accident changing a light bulb puts a glowing halo above his head, he quickly becomes the new attraction around town. His strong-willed wife Nada isn’t at all amused about the unwanted attention amongst their neighbors... After several tries, nothing can remove the shining annoyance and turn her husband back to his former unremarkable self. Stojan, the unwilling saint, begins to like his new lifestyle and quickly turns to sinister crimes…
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Memoria

Пам’ять / Memoria

  • 136'
  • Colombia, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Thailand, Germany
  • Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Producer: Diana Bustamante, Julio Chavezmontes, Charles de Meaux, Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Michael Weber
18 August, 21:30
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

DOP: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom

Composer: César López

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Balibar, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Pablo Urrego


Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Bio: Apichatpong Weerasethakul was born in Bangkok, grew up in north-eastern Thailand. He is recognized as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema. His previous seven feature films, short films, installations and his recent live performance have won him widespread international recognition and numerous awards, including the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2010 with “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”. His “Tropical Malady” won the Cannes Competition Jury Prize in 2004 and “Blissfully Yours” won the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award in 2002. “Syndromes and a Century” (2006) was recognized as one of the best films of the last decade in several 2010 polls.

Filmography: Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), Blissfully Yours (2002), Tropical Malady (2004), Syndromes and a Century (2006), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), Mekong Hotel (2012), Cemetery of Splendour (2015)


Production: Anna Sanders Films, Illuminations Films, Bord Cadre films, Kick the Machine, Burning Blue, Piano Producciones, Xstream Pictures, Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: The Match Factory

Ever since being startled by a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is unable to sleep. In Bogotá to visit her sister, she befriends Agnes, an archaeologist studying human remains discovered within a tunnel under construction. Jessica travels to see Agnes at the excavation site. In a small town nearby, she encounters a fish scaler, Hernan. They share memories by the river. As the day comes to a close, Jessica is awakened to a sense of clarity.
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Roses. Film-Cabaret

Рози. Фільм-кабаре / Roses. Film-Cabaret

  • 77'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Irena Stetsenko
  • Producer: Oleksandra Kravchenko, Oleg Sosnov
18 August, 22:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UGP
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Composer: Dakh Daughters

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Director: Irena Stetsenko

Bio: In 2000 Irena Stetsenko graduated from Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, receiving a diploma in Sound Directing. Worked as a sound producer and sound designer with TV stations, documentary film productions, and musicians. Since 2013, she has been fully attached to the Freak Cabaret Dakh Daughters Band as a sound producer and a director of their music documentary video-stories. In 2017 graduated from Sergiy Bukovsky Film Program on Directing Documentary Film.

Filmography: Roses. Film-Cabaret (2021)


Production: DGTL RLGN

Rightsholder: DGTL RLGN

Sales agent: DGTL RLGN

At the dressing room of the famous Dakh theatre in Kyiv, seven female artists conceived a Dakh Daughters Freak-Cabaret Band project. Their first stage show called “Roses” has presented a modern take on a fascinating art of cabaret, which in its absolute carnival freedom has power to entertain the public with the dead serious topics. At this very time, there comes a pivotal moment in the history of their country, which marks the beginning of the era of significant changes, both in the society and in the consciousness of thousands of people. The Maidan Revolution of 2014 and the subsequent war open up the characters of our heroines, allowing us inside their internal journey as citizens, humans and artists. Power of shared emotions of these turbulent times allows a deep and sincere connection both with themselves and with the audience.
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National Museum

Національний музей / National Museum

  • 92'
  • Ukraine, USA
  • Director: Andrei Zagdansky
  • Producer: Gennady Kofman, Andrei Zagdansky
19 August, 10:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Andrei Zagdansky

DOP: Vladimir Guyevsky, Andrei Zagdansky, Ihor Ivanov, Andyi Noha

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Director: Andrei Zagdansky

Bio: Andrei Zagdansky was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he received an MFA from the Kyiv State Institute of Theatrical Arts. His first feature documentary “Interpretation of Dreams” juxtaposed a dialogue between the filmmaker and Dr. Sigmund Freud on the history of the Soviet Union and Europe. The film received a Grand-Prix at home, critical acclaim abroad and was included in the New Directors/New Films Series for the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1991. He has produced a number of award-winning independent documentaries. He has also taught film classes at the New School for Social Research. Throughout his career he has remained strongly committed to independent, personal, and innovative documentary films.

Filmography: Interpretation of Dreams (1990), Vasya (2002), Konstantin and Mouse (2006), Orange Winter (2007), My Father Evgeni (2010), Vagrich and the Black Square (2015), Michael and Daniel (2018)


Production: MaGiKa-Film, AZ Films

Rightsholder: MaGiKa-Film, AZ Films

It is a portrait of the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the gray neoclassical building that stores, preserves, and exhibits Ukrainian art and Ukrainian history as well. For half a year filmmakers observed and documented the inner life of the museum – from installation and subsequent removal of the exhibition of the XVII century icons from the communist demolished monastery to the exhibition of Oleksandr Bohomazov, the unknown to the world genius of Ukrainian avant-garde. The narrative arc of the film goes from the Ukrainian Baroque to the Ukrainian avant-garde and echoes both the story of the Ukrainian art and the history of Ukraine.
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The Worst Person in the World

Verdens verste menneske / Найгірша людина в світі / The Worst Person in the World

  • 121'
  • Norway, France, Sweden, Denmark
  • Director: Joachim Trier
  • Producer: Thomas Robsahm
19 August, 12:30
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

DOP: Kasper Tuxen

Composer: Ola Fløttum

Cast: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Maria Grazia Di Meo, Silje Storstein


Director: Joachim Trier

Bio: Joachim Trier, born in 1974 in Copenhagen, is an internationally celebrated director and screenwriter. His feature films have been invited to and won awards at festivals such as Festival de Cannes, Sundance Film Festival, TIFF, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, and Gothenburg Independent Film Festival. His Norwegian film “Oslo, August 31st” was selected for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and nominated for the César award for Best Foreign Film in 2013. “Louder Than Bombs” (2015) with Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, and Isabelle Huppert was his English language debut and his first appearance in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography: Reprise (2006), Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), Thelma (2017), The Worst Person in the World (2021)


Production: Oslo Pictures, MK Productions, B-Reel Films, Snowglobe

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: mk2 films

Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. Several of her talents have gone to waste and her older boyfriend, Aksel – a successful graphic novelist – is pushing for them to settle down. One night, she gatecrashes a party and meets the young and charming Eivind. Before long, she has broken up with Aksel and thrown herself into yet another new relationship, hoping for a new perspective on her life. But she will come to realize that some life choices are already behind her.
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Cryptozoo

Криптозоопарк / Cryptozoo

  • 95'
  • USA
  • Director: Dash Shaw
  • Producer: Kyle Martin, Jane Samborski, Bill Way, Tyler Davidson
19 August, 12:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
FF
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Cast: Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Emily Davis


Director: Dash Shaw

Bio: Dash Shaw was born in 1983 in Los Angeles, USA. Studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and works as a cartoonist and animator. Dash Shaw is the author of several graphic novels, his comic short stories have appeared in many different anthologies, newspapers, and magazines. He also writes lyrics and plays with James Blanca in the pop band Love Eats Brains! and has co-written and acted in various short film projects.

Filmography: Seraph (2012), My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016), Cryptozoo (2021)


Production: Fit Via Vi Film Productions

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: The Match Factory

California, 1970. While the nation’s youth practice free love and protest against the establishment and the Vietnam War, a different sort of struggle plays out underground: veterinarian Lauren Grey tracks down fantastical creatures, rescuing them from abuse and providing refuge in her Cryptozoo. After unexpected guests in the zoo, the researcher thinks about opening this place to the world to teach people and fantastic creatures to coexist.
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Twelve Monkeys

Дванадцять мавп / Twelve Monkeys

  • 129'
  • USA
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Producer: Charles Roven
19 August, 13:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
TG
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Screenwriter: David Peoples, Janet Peoples

DOP: Roger Pratt

Composer: Paul Buckmaster

Cast: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Jon Seda, Brad Pitt


Director: Terry Gilliam

Bio: Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota in 1940. He started his career as an animator and strip cartoonist. In 1967, Terry moved to Britain and joined the Monty Python comedy troupe. With the gradual breakup of the troupe at the beginning of the 1980s, he became a screenwriter and director. He has since directed 12 award-winning feature films.

Filmography: Monthy Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Brazil (1985), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Tideland (2005), The Zero Theorem (2013)


Production: Twelve Monkeys Productions

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
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Master class by Production Designer Vlad Odudenko

Майстер-клас художника-постановника Влада Одуденка / Master class by Production Designer Vlad Odudenko

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
19 August, 15:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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The Year of the Everlasting Storm

Рік нескінченної бурі / The Year of the Everlasting Storm

  • 115'
  • USA
  • Director: Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Producer: Brad Becker-Parton, Anthony Chen, Jeff Deutchman, Yoni Golijov, Jafar Panahi, Laura Poitras, Andrea Roa, Meng Xie
19 August, 16:00
Festival Palace
SS
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Cast: Dongyu Zhou, Yu Zhang, Catherine Machovsky, Bobby Yay Yay Jones


Director: Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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Filmography: The Year of the Everlasting Storm (2021)


Production: Animal Kingdom, Crater 203, Giraffe Pictures, Kick the Machine, Neon, Rediance

Rightsholder: The Match Factory

Sales agent: The Match Factory

A love letter to cinema, shot across the US, Iran, Chile, China and Thailand, by seven of today's most vital filmmakers. New life in the old house. A breakaway, a reunion. Surveillance and reconciliation. An unrecognizable world, in the year of the everlasting storm.
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Three Colors: Blue

Trois couleurs: Bleu / Три кольори: Синій / Three Colors: Blue

  • 94'
  • France, Poland, Switzerland
  • Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Producer: Marin Karmitz
19 August, 17:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
KKR
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Screenwriter: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

DOP: Sławomir Idziak

Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Hélène Vincen


Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Bio: Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941–1996) was a Polish film director and screenwriter. He was one of the most acclaimed directors of the second half of the 20th century, having won accolades at film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and San Sebastian. He had also been nominated for an Oscar, and was the first recipient of the Felix Prize (later renamed the European Film Awards) of the European Film Academy. His personal style evolved over his 30-year-long career as a filmmaker, from his early minimalist documentary films that looked at the daily life of people in Poland, to his modest narrative films that were in line with the cinema of moral anxiety movement, and later to the conceptual, ornamental, metaphysical parables.

Filmography: Personnel (1975), Blizna (1976), Amator (1979), Przypadek (1981), Bez końca (1984), Dekalog (1988), Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988), Krótki film o miłości (1989), Trois couleurs: Blanc / Trzy kolory: Biały (1994)


Production: MK2 Productions SA, CED Productions, France 3, CAB Production Lozanna, Studio Filmowe Tor

Rightsholder: MK2

Sales agent: MK2

Julie loses her composer husband and their child in a car crash and, though devastated, she tries to make a new start, away from her country house and a would-be lover. But music still surrounds her and she uncovers unpleasant facts about her husband's life. Slowly Julie learns to live again, as music and the gift to create it prove to be a healing force.
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Master Class: Creating a Film in International Co-Production. Director Srdjan Dragojevic, Producer Biljana Prvanovic

Майстер-клас: Створення фільму в міжнародній копродукції. Режисер Срджан Драгоєвіч, продюсерка Біляна Прванович / Master Class: Creating a Film in International Co-Production. Director Srdjan Dragojevic, Producer Biljana Prvanovic

  • 90'
  • Language: Serbian. Simultaneous translation into Ukrainian and English
19 August, 17:15
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Stop-Zemlia

Стоп-Земля / Stop-Zemlia

  • 122'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Kateryna Gornostai
  • Producer: Vitalii Sheremetiev, Vika Khomenko, Natalia Libet, Olga Beskhmelnytsina
19 August, 18:30
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Kateryna Gornostai

DOP: Oleksandr Roshchyn

Composer: Мар’яна Клочко

Cast: Maria Fedorchenko, Arsenii Markov, Yana Isaienko, Oleksandr Ivanov


Director: Kateryna Gornostai

Bio: Kateryna Gornostai Studied Biology, and later Journalism at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. After graduation from the School of the Documentary Film and Theater (Moscow) of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov returned home to Kyiv. Now engaged in educational documentary programs and own documentary and fiction films projects.

Filmography: Between Us (2013), Maidan Is Everywhere (2015), Away (2015), Lilac (2017), Crocodile (2018)


Production: ESSE Production House

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Pluto Film

16-year-old Masha is an 11th-grader attending an ordinary Kyiv school. Her close friends Yana and Senya help her not to feel strange and detached among the classmates, experiencing a busy school life in their own way. In addition to upcoming exams, Masha is forced out of her comfort zone by falling in love with her classmate Sasha. She realizes that if she doesn’t dare, she will never know if the feelings are mutual.
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The Tribe

Плем'я / The Tribe

  • 132'
  • Ukraine, Netherlands
  • Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi
  • Producer: Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska, Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi
19 August, 19:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UR
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Screenwriter: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

DOP: Valentyn Vasyanovych

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Cast: Hrihorіy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Roza Babіy, Yaroslav Bіletskyi, Oleksandr Dziadevych, Oleksandr Osadchyi


Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

Bio: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi was born in 1975 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He studied Film and TV Directing in the Karpenko-Kary Kyiv State Institute of Theater Arts. His short films “Diagnosis” (2009) and “Deafness” (2010) were selected to competition programs of Berlin IFF. In 2012 his short “Nuclear Waste” received Silver Pardino Award at the Locarno IFF. Myroslav’s debut feature-length film “The Tribe” has collected numerous film awards, including the main prize of the International Critics’ Week at Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography: Diagnosis (2009), Deafness (2010), Nuclear Waste (2012), The Tribe (2014)


Production: Garmata Film

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Arthouse Traffic

Serhiy enters a boarding school for deaf and mute. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school's network dealing with crime – The Tribe. By taking part of several robberies, he gets propelled higher into the organization. Then he meets one of the Chief's concubines Anna, and unwillingly breaks all the unwritten rules of the tribe.
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Cryptozoo

Криптозоопарк / Cryptozoo

  • 95'
  • USA
  • Director: Dash Shaw
  • Producer: Kyle Martin, Jane Samborski, Bill Way, Tyler Davidson
19 August, 19:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
FF
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Composer: John Caroll Kirby

Cast: Lake Bell, Michael Cera, Emily Davis


Director: Dash Shaw

Bio: Dash Shaw was born in 1983 in Los Angeles, USA. Studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and works as a cartoonist and animator. Dash Shaw is the author of several graphic novels, his comic short stories have appeared in many different anthologies, newspapers, and magazines. He also writes lyrics and plays with James Blanca in the pop band Love Eats Brains! and has co-written and acted in various short film projects.

Filmography: Seraph (2012), My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016), Cryptozoo (2021)


Production: Fit Via Vi Film Productions

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: The Match Factory

California, 1970. While the nation’s youth practice free love and protest against the establishment and the Vietnam War, a different sort of struggle plays out underground: veterinarian Lauren Grey tracks down fantastical creatures, rescuing them from abuse and providing refuge in her Cryptozoo. After unexpected guests in the zoo, the researcher thinks about opening this place to the world to teach people and fantastic creatures to coexist.
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Why I'm Alive

Чому я живий / Why I'm Alive

  • 120'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Villen Novak
  • Producer: Andriy Osipov
19 August, 21:45
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UGP
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Screenwriter: Yevhen Mytko

DOP: Danil Dedkov

Composer: Volodymyr Hronskyi

Cast: Viktor Zhdanov, Artem Wilbik, Maksym Horay, Iryna Melnyk, Olha Radchuk


Director: Villen Novak

Bio: Villen Novak is a Ukrainian film director and actor. People's Artist of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Awards: Order For Merits of the 3rt degree (2004); The award of the President of Ukraine, the jubilee medal 20 Years of Independence of Ukraine.

Filmography: Ring (1973) Red Dipcouriers (1977), Invasion (1980), Two Versions of One Collision (1985), It’s Not Always Summer In the Crimea (1987), Gu-ha (1989), Princess on Beans (1997), Shoot, Immediately! (2008)


Production: Odesa Film Studios

Rightsholder: Odesa Film Studios

Mariupol. Pre-war life in a small Ukrainian town on the shore of the Azov Sea, with a good family life, quarrelsome neighbors, amateur opera, denunciations to the NKVD, and a dance floor in the city garden, the persecution of religion and, of course, with love.
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The Worst Person in the World

Verdens verste menneske / Найгірша людина в світі / The Worst Person in the World

  • 121'
  • Norway, France, Sweden, Denmark
  • Director: Joachim Trier
  • Producer: Thomas Robsahm
19 August, 22:00
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

DOP: Kasper Tuxen

Composer: Ola Fløttum

Cast: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Maria Grazia Di Meo, Silje Storstein


Director: Joachim Trier

Bio: Joachim Trier, born in 1974 in Copenhagen, is an internationally celebrated director and screenwriter. His feature films have been invited to and won awards at festivals such as Festival de Cannes, Sundance Film Festival, TIFF, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, and Gothenburg Independent Film Festival. His Norwegian film “Oslo, August 31st” was selected for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and nominated for the César award for Best Foreign Film in 2013. “Louder Than Bombs” (2015) with Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, and Isabelle Huppert was his English language debut and his first appearance in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography: Reprise (2006), Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder Than Bombs (2015), Thelma (2017), The Worst Person in the World (2021)


Production: Oslo Pictures, MK Productions, B-Reel Films, Snowglobe

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: mk2 films

Julie is turning thirty and her life is an existential mess. Several of her talents have gone to waste and her older boyfriend, Aksel – a successful graphic novelist – is pushing for them to settle down. One night, she gatecrashes a party and meets the young and charming Eivind. Before long, she has broken up with Aksel and thrown herself into yet another new relationship, hoping for a new perspective on her life. But she will come to realize that some life choices are already behind her.
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Stop-Zemlia

Стоп-Земля / Stop-Zemlia

  • 122'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Kateryna Gornostai
  • Producer: Vitalii Sheremetiev, Vika Khomenko, Natalia Libet, Olga Beskhmelnytsina
20 August, 10:00
Festival Palace
NCF
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Screenwriter: Kateryna Gornostai

DOP: Oleksandr Roshchyn

Composer: Мар’яна Клочко

Cast: Maria Fedorchenko, Arsenii Markov, Yana Isaienko, Oleksandr Ivanov


Director: Kateryna Gornostai

Bio: Kateryna Gornostai Studied Biology, and later Journalism at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. After graduation from the School of the Documentary Film and Theater (Moscow) of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov returned home to Kyiv. Now engaged in educational documentary programs and own documentary and fiction films projects.

Filmography: Between Us (2013), Maidan Is Everywhere (2015), Away (2015), Lilac (2017), Crocodile (2018)


Production: ESSE Production House

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Pluto Film

16-year-old Masha is an 11th-grader attending an ordinary Kyiv school. Her close friends Yana and Senya help her not to feel strange and detached among the classmates, experiencing a busy school life in their own way. In addition to upcoming exams, Masha is forced out of her comfort zone by falling in love with her classmate Sasha. She realizes that if she doesn’t dare, she will never know if the feelings are mutual.
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Never Gonna Snow Again

Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie / Снігу більше ніколи не буде / Never Gonna Snow Again

  • 113'
  • Poland, Germany, Netherlands
  • Director: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
  • Producer: Agnieszka Wasiak, Mariusz Włodarski, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
20 August, 13:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
FF
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Screenwriter: Michał Englert, Małgorzata Szumowska

DOP: Michał Englert

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Cast: Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza, Weronika Rosati, Katarzyna Figura, Łukasz Simlat, Andrzej Chyra, Krzysztof Czeczot


Director: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert

Bio: Małgorzata Szumowska was born in Kraków, Poland in 1973. She won the Silver Leopard in Locarno with “33 Scenes From Life” (2008) and the Teddy Award at the Berlinale for “In The Name Of” (2013). Berlin IFF distinguished her with the Best Director Silver Bear for “Body” in 2015 and the Jury Grand Prix for “Mug” in 2018. Michał Englert graduated from the Łódź Film School, where he met Szumowska. Their documentary short “Silence” (1997) won him an award for best cinematography at Mexico IFF. Since then, they have made over a dozen documentary and feature films together, becoming a renowned artistic duo.

Filmography: Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)


Production: Lava Films, Match Factory Productions, Kino Świat, DI Factory, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE Deutschland

Rightsholder: The Match Factory

Sales agent: The Match Factory

A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community. Despite their wealth, the residents emit an inner sadness, a longing. The mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, his eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhood. Zhenia, for this is his name, changes their lives.
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National Competition. Shorts

Національна конкурсная програма. Короткий метр / National Competition. Shorts

  • 126'
  • OIFF's "National Competition Program: Shorts" is presented by 8 films
20 August, 13:00
Festival Palace
NCS
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OIFF's "National Competition Program: Shorts" is presented the following movies in: Біжи, Таню, біжи / Run, Tanya, Run Director: Sofiia Polishchuk / Synopsis: Usually on their birthday people run away from work to home, but Tanya runs away from home to work. Yet this day has become fatal for her – she was fired. She has nowhere else to run to, she doesn’t want to go home. Will Tanya be able to meet herself, at least for a brief moment? Друга хвиля / The Second Wave Director: Maria Stoianova / Synopsis: Future comes now and in the next second, like waves; while the photography stays at the depth where the wave no longer moves the water particles. This depth is equal to about one half the distance between me and my grandfather. The distance between us is called a wavelength. Марія / Maria Director: Vladlen Odudenko Synopsis: At the age of 16, Maria is in despair after the death of her mother as her life turns into hell. But she has to deal with the new circumstances. Every day turns into a trial. She is being isolated in a small apartment in one of Kyiv’s Residential districts, constantly suffering from sexual abuse. Being forced into this situation yet again, Maria decides on a desperate deed to put an end to years of violence from which she has suffered. Непотрібні речі / Unnecessary Things Director: Dmytro Lisenbart Synopsis: The film tells the story of a robot named Rob. One day he was walking around the city and saw an elderly man sitting in a chair inside the Store of Unwanted Things. Next to the man, there was a sign “For Sale.” The owner of the store said that the goods were up for sale. The man's name was Robert. Rob wanted to have a friend. He made a purchase and received a receipt. Robert explained that he was now Rob's pet and from now on Rob should provide him with a roof over his head, feed him, and make sure he doesn’t get bored. The robot and man started living together… Папині кросівки / Dad’s Sneakers Director: Olha Zhurba Synopsis: An immersive insight into the last hours of 13-year-old Sasha’s life in a boarding school for children deprived of parental care. He is one of the luckiest – an American family finally adopted him. Today he will move to another country forever but there’s something that doesn’t let him go. Тигр блукає поруч / Tiger is Strolling Around Director: Anastasiia Falileieva / Synopsis: Katsumi is feeling blue. While walking through a ghost Japanese town, she can see signs that her life has reached the point of no return. When she decides to end this misery, Magic Tiger appears. Can he save her? Хороший хлопчик / Good Boy Director: Mariia Ponomarova / Synopsis: Business analyst Andriy, loaded with his work affairs and responsibilities, takes care of his father's post surgery rehabilitation. Trying to be in several places at the same time and worrying about the needs of others, Andrew forgets about his own. Leopolis Night Director: Nikon Romanchenko / Synopsis: Polia, Solomiіa, Mariіa play in the local theater. After the spectacle, they meet a guy and walk through the night city together. Polia seems to fall in love with him. In the morning he will leave the city and they will not see each other again.
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Страх і огида в Лас-Веґасі / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • 118'
  • USA
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Producer: Patrick Cassavetti, Laila Nabulsi, Stephen Nemeth
20 August, 13:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
TG
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Screenwriter: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox

DOP: Nicola Pecorini

Composer: Ray Cooper

Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci


Director: Terry Gilliam

Bio: Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota in 1940. He started his career as an animator and strip cartoonist. In 1967, Terry moved to Britain and joined the Monty Python comedy troupe. With the gradual breakup of the troupe at the beginning of the 1980s, he became a screenwriter and director. He has since directed 12 award-winning feature films.

Filmography: Monthy Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Brazil (1985), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Tideland (2005), The Zero Theorem (2013)


Production: Fear and Loathing LLC, Rhino Films, Shark Productions, Summit Entertainment, Universal Pictures

A writing assignment lands a journalist and his sidekick on a business trip in Las Vegas. Before long, a suitcase of mind-bending pharmaceuticals and nonstop neon has them forgetting the business part of their trip. Based on Hunter S. Thompson’s legendary tale.
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Master class by Editing Director Oleksandr Chornyi

Майстер-клас режисера монтажу Олександра Чорного / Master class by Editing Director Oleksandr Chornyi

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
20 August, 15:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Master class by Editing Director Oleksandr Chornyi Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
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A Hero

Ghahreman / Герой / A Hero

  • 127'
  • France, Iran
  • Director: Asghar Farhadi
  • Producer: Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre Mallet-Guy
20 August, 16:00
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Asghar Farhadi

DOP: Ali Ghazi, Arash Ramezani

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Cast: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sarina Farhadi


Director: Asghar Farhadi

Bio: Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran's School of Dramatic Arts in 1998 and his Masters in Stage Direction from Tarbiat Modarres University a few years later. Farhadi has received two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film for his films “A Separation” and “The Salesman”. He also received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay for his film “The Salesman”. In 2012, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Filmography: A Separation (2011), The Past (2013), The Salesman (2016), Everybody Knows (2018)


Production: Asghar Farhadi Productions, Memento Films Production

Rightsholder: PROvglyad

Sales agent: Memento International

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned.
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Creative meeting with Director Oleh Sentsov

Творча зустріч із режисером Олегом Сенцовим / Creative meeting with Director Oleh Sentsov

  • 90'
  • Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
20 August, 17:15
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Creative meeting with Director Oleh Sentsov Language: Ukrainian. Simultaneous translation into English
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Three Colors: White

Trois couleurs: Blanc / Три кольори: Білий / Three Colors: White

  • 92'
  • France, Switzerland, Poland
  • Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Producer: Yvon Crenn, Marin Karmitz
20 August, 17:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
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Screenwriter: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

DOP: Edward Kłosiński

Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

Cast: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy


Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Bio: Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941–1996) was a Polish film director and screenwriter. He was one of the most acclaimed directors of the second half of the 20th century, having won accolades at film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and San Sebastian. He had also been nominated for an Oscar, and was the first recipient of the Felix Prize (later renamed the European Film Awards) of the European Film Academy. His personal style evolved over his 30-year-long career as a filmmaker, from his early minimalist documentary films that looked at the daily life of people in Poland, to his modest narrative films that were in line with the cinema of moral anxiety movement, and later to the conceptual, ornamental, metaphysical parables.

Filmography: Personnel (1975), Blizna (1976), Amator (1979), Przypadek (1981), Bez końca (1984), Dekalog (1988), Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988), Krótki film o miłości (1989), Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993), Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994)


Production: MK2 Productions SA, France 3, CAB Production Lozanna, Studio Filmowe Tor

Rightsholder: MK2

Sales agent: MK2

Karol, a Polish hairdresser, is divorced by his beautiful French wife Dominique and thrown onto the streets of Paris, with no money and no passport. All seems lost until he meets a fellow Pole who ingeniously smuggles Karol back to Warsaw in a suitcase. Once there, Karol is determined to take revenge against his ex-wife. He deals successfully on the black market until he has enough money to put his plan into action, but he hasn't counted on love getting in the way of its perfect execution.
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National Competition. Shorts

Національна конкурсная програма. Короткий метр / National Competition. Shorts

  • 126'
  • OIFF's "National Competition Program: Shorts" is presented by 8 films
20 August, 18:30
Festival Palace
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OIFF's "National Competition Program: Shorts" is presented the following movies in: Біжи, Таню, біжи / Run, Tanya, Run Director: Sofiia Polishchuk / Synopsis: Usually on their birthday people run away from work to home, but Tanya runs away from home to work. Yet this day has become fatal for her – she was fired. She has nowhere else to run to, she doesn’t want to go home. Will Tanya be able to meet herself, at least for a brief moment? Друга хвиля / The Second Wave Director: Maria Stoianova / Synopsis: Future comes now and in the next second, like waves; while the photography stays at the depth where the wave no longer moves the water particles. This depth is equal to about one half the distance between me and my grandfather. The distance between us is called a wavelength. Марія / Maria Director: Vladlen Odudenko Synopsis: At the age of 16, Maria is in despair after the death of her mother as her life turns into hell. But she has to deal with the new circumstances. Every day turns into a trial. She is being isolated in a small apartment in one of Kyiv’s Residential districts, constantly suffering from sexual abuse. Being forced into this situation yet again, Maria decides on a desperate deed to put an end to years of violence from which she has suffered. Непотрібні речі / Unnecessary Things Director: Dmytro Lisenbart Synopsis: The film tells the story of a robot named Rob. One day he was walking around the city and saw an elderly man sitting in a chair inside the Store of Unwanted Things. Next to the man, there was a sign “For Sale.” The owner of the store said that the goods were up for sale. The man's name was Robert. Rob wanted to have a friend. He made a purchase and received a receipt. Robert explained that he was now Rob's pet and from now on Rob should provide him with a roof over his head, feed him, and make sure he doesn’t get bored. The robot and man started living together… Папині кросівки / Dad’s Sneakers Director: Olha Zhurba Synopsis: An immersive insight into the last hours of 13-year-old Sasha’s life in a boarding school for children deprived of parental care. He is one of the luckiest – an American family finally adopted him. Today he will move to another country forever but there’s something that doesn’t let him go. Тигр блукає поруч / Tiger is Strolling Around Director: Anastasiia Falileieva / Synopsis: Katsumi is feeling blue. While walking through a ghost Japanese town, she can see signs that her life has reached the point of no return. When she decides to end this misery, Magic Tiger appears. Can he save her? Хороший хлопчик / Good Boy Director: Mariia Ponomarova / Synopsis: Business analyst Andriy, loaded with his work affairs and responsibilities, takes care of his father's post surgery rehabilitation. Trying to be in several places at the same time and worrying about the needs of others, Andrew forgets about his own. Leopolis Night Director: Nikon Romanchenko / Synopsis: Polia, Solomiіa, Mariіa play in the local theater. After the spectacle, they meet a guy and walk through the night city together. Polia seems to fall in love with him. In the morning he will leave the city and they will not see each other again.
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Never Gonna Snow Again

Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie / Снігу більше ніколи не буде / Never Gonna Snow Again

  • 113'
  • Poland, Germany, Netherlands
  • Director: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
  • Producer: Agnieszka Wasiak, Mariusz Włodarski, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
20 August, 19:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
FF
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Screenwriter: Michał Englert, Małgorzata Szumowska

DOP: Michał Englert

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Cast: Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza, Weronika Rosati, Katarzyna Figura, Łukasz Simlat, Andrzej Chyra, Krzysztof Czeczot


Director: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert

Bio: Małgorzata Szumowska was born in Kraków, Poland in 1973. She won the Silver Leopard in Locarno with “33 Scenes From Life” (2008) and the Teddy Award at the Berlinale for “In The Name Of” (2013). Berlin IFF distinguished her with the Best Director Silver Bear for “Body” in 2015 and the Jury Grand Prix for “Mug” in 2018. Michał Englert graduated from the Łódź Film School, where he met Szumowska. Their documentary short “Silence” (1997) won him an award for best cinematography at Mexico IFF. Since then, they have made over a dozen documentary and feature films together, becoming a renowned artistic duo.

Filmography: Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)


Production: Lava Films, Match Factory Productions, Kino Świat, DI Factory, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE Deutschland

Rightsholder: The Match Factory

Sales agent: The Match Factory

A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community. Despite their wealth, the residents emit an inner sadness, a longing. The mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, his eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhood. Zhenia, for this is his name, changes their lives.
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The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

Земля блакитна, ніби апельсин / The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

  • 74'
  • Ukraine, Lithuania
  • Director: Iryna Tsilyk
  • Producer: Anna Kapustina, Giedrė Žickytė
20 August, 19:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UR
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Director: Iryna Tsilyk

Bio: Iryna Tsilyk was born in 1982 in Kyiv, a Ukrainian filmmaker and writer. She made the short fiction films “Blue Hour”, “Commemoration”, “Home”, as well as two documentaries for the film anthology “Invisible Batallion” about women at war. “The Earth Is Blue as an Orange” is her debut feature-length documentary. Moreover, Tsilyk is the author of eight books published in Ukraine (which include poetry, prose, and children’s books). Her debut feature-length fiction film is currently in post-production.

Filmography: Blue Hour (2008), Commemoration (2012), Home (2016), Invisible Battalion (2017), The Earth Is Blue as an Orange (2019)


Production: Albatros Communicos, Moonmakers

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: CAT&Docs

A large family lives in the “red zone” of Donbas where the war has been going on for six years now. To cope with the daily trauma of living in a war-zone, Anna and her children are making an amateur film together about their life in the most surreal surroundings.
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VODURUDU

Водуруду / VODURUDU

  • 75'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Anatolii Sachivko
20 August, 22:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UGP
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DOP: Mykyta Kuzmenko

Composer: Dmytro Avksentyev (Koloah)

Cast: Liza Riabinina, Oleksandr Ptashnyk, Antonina Romanenko, Maksym Kotskyi, Galyna Pekha


Director: Anatolii Sachivko

Bio: Anatolii Sachivko is a Ukrainian dancer, choreographer, and director. Born in 1992 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He started his dancing career at the age of 10. Head of the popular dance collective Apache Crew.

Filmography: VODURUDU (2021)


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Vodurudu (Will, Thought, Movement, Spirit) is a folk-improvisational film-ballet, the origins of which are environment and time. This film is an act of revival of national culture, through the expressiveness of such independent elements of folk art as music and dance, displayed in the frame of the film, that transforms their action into a dynamic picture that will be tested only by faith and time.
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Titane

Титан / Titane

  • 108'
  • France, Belgium
  • Director: Julia Ducournau
  • Producer: Jean-Christophe Reymond
20 August, 22:00
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Julia Ducournau

DOP: Ruben Impens

Composer: Séverin Favriau, Jim Williams

Cast: Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh


Director: Julia Ducournau

Bio: Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter, born in 1983 in Paris, France. She attended film school at La Fémis in Paris, where she studied Screenwriting. In 2011, her short film “Junior” won the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature, the horror movie “Raw” (2016), won the FIPRESCI prize at the Cannes’ 2016 Semaine de la critique.

Filmography: Raw (2016), Titane (2021)


Production: Kazak Productions

Rightsholder: Wild Bunch

Sales agent: Wild Bunch

Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titanium: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.
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Master Class: Cooperation of the Director and Screenwriter. Serhii Kastornykh, Stephen Fingleton

Майстер-клас: Співпраця режисера та сценариста. Сергій Касторних, Стівен Фінглтон / Master Class: Cooperation of the Director and Screenwriter. Serhii Kastornykh, Stephen Fingleton

  • 90'
  • Language: English. Simultaneous translation into Ukrainian
21 August, 10:45
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
MC
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Master Class: Cooperation of the Director and Screenwriter. Serhii Kastornykh, Stephen Fingleton Language: English. Simultaneous translation into Ukrainian
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Titane

Титан / Titane

  • 108'
  • France, Belgium
  • Director: Julia Ducournau
  • Producer: Jean-Christophe Reymond
21 August, 12:00
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Julia Ducournau

DOP: Ruben Impens

Composer: Séverin Favriau, Jim Williams

Cast: Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh


Director: Julia Ducournau

Bio: Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter, born in 1983 in Paris, France. She attended film school at La Fémis in Paris, where she studied Screenwriting. In 2011, her short film “Junior” won the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature, the horror movie “Raw” (2016), won the FIPRESCI prize at the Cannes’ 2016 Semaine de la critique.

Filmography: Raw (2016), Titane (2021)


Production: Kazak Productions

Rightsholder: Wild Bunch

Sales agent: Wild Bunch

Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titanium: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.
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Creative meeting with Director Terry Gilliam

Творча зустріч із режисером Террі Ґілліамом / Creative meeting with Director Terry Gilliam

  • 90'
  • Language: English. Simultaneous translation into Ukrainian
21 August, 12:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
MC
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Olga

Ольга / Olga

  • 85'
  • France, Switzerland, Ukraine
  • Director: Elie Grappe
  • Producer: Jean-Marc Fröhle, Tom Dercourt
21 August, 14:30
Festival Palace
FF
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Screenwriter: Elie Grappe, Raphaëlle Desplechin

DOP: Lucie Baudinaud

Composer: Pierre Desprats

Cast: Anastasia Budiashkina, Sabrina Rubtsova, Caterina Barloggio, Thea Brogli, Tanya Mikhina, Jérôme Martin, Alicia Onomor, Lou Steffen, Alexandr Mavrits


Director: Elie Grappe

Bio: Elie Grappe was born in 1994 in Lyon, France. He studied classical music at the Lyon National Conservatory for ten years before studying cinema at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne between 2011 and 2015. As part of his curriculum, he directed “Répétition”, then his graduation short film “Suspendu”. Both films were selected by several international film festivals. He then was the casting director and acting coach for Blaise Harrison’s film “Particles”. “Olga” is his debut feature.

Filmography: Olga (2021)


Production: Cinema Defacto, Point Prod

Rightsholder: Pulsar

Sales agent: Pulsar

2013. A 15-year-old gymnast is torn between Switzerland, where she is training for the European Championship in preparation for the Olympics, and Ukraine, where her mother is a journalist, reporting on Euromaidan.
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Чоловік, який убив Дон Кіхота / The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

  • 132'
  • Spain, Belgium, France, UK, Portugal
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Producer: Mariela Besuievsky, Amy Gilliam, Gerardo Herrero, Gregoire Melin
21 August, 15:00
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
TG
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Screenwriter: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni

DOP: Nicola Pecorini

Composer: Roque Baños

Cast: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård, Joana Ribeiro, Rossy de Palma


Director: Terry Gilliam

Bio: Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota in 1940. He started his career as an animator and strip cartoonist. In 1967, Terry moved to Britain and joined the Monty Python comedy troupe. With the gradual breakup of the troupe at the beginning of the 1980s, he became a screenwriter and director. He has since directed 12 award-winning feature films.

Filmography: Monthy Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Brazil (1985), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Tideland (2005), The Zero Theorem (2013)


Production: Tornasol Films, Kinology, Entre Chien et Loup, Ukbar Filmes, El hombre que mató a Don Quijote AIE, Carisco Producciones AIE

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

Sales agent: Kinology

Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth - a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?
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Ukrainian retrospective: Independent (Shorts)

Українська ретроспектива: Незалежні (короткий метр) / Ukrainian retrospective: Independent (Shorts)

  • 95'
  • The best short films of the times of Independence
21 August, 16:30
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UR
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A selection of short films, which included seven short films will be shown within the Independent program retrospective. Among them, the first Ukrainian short film that won the Palme d'Or of the Cannes Film Festival was Travelers (2005) by Ihor Strembitskyy, the winner of the Palme d'Or for a short film of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Cross by Maryna Vroda, the winner of the Silver Bear of the Berlin International Film Festival (2002) The Tram Was Going, Number Nine by Stephen Koval. The program also included the film Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov, who received Golden Dzyga for Best Animated Short Film in 2020, the first short film Letter to America (1999) by Kira Muratova, film Zasyple snig dorogi by Yevhen Syvokon (prize for Best Animated Film at the 28th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival) and the last episode of the cult Ukrainian series Cossacks — How the Cossacks Played Hockey, directed by Volodymyr Dakhno and Tadeush Pavlenko.
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The Year of the Everlasting Storm

Рік нескінченної бурі / The Year of the Everlasting Storm

  • 115'
  • USA
  • Director: Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Producer: Brad Becker-Parton, Anthony Chen, Jeff Deutchman, Yoni Golijov, Jafar Panahi, Laura Poitras, Andrea Roa, Meng Xie
21 August, 16:45
Festival Palace
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Screenwriter: Anthony Chen, Jafar Panahi

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Cast: Dongyu Zhou, Yu Zhang, Catherine Machovsky, Bobby Yay Yay Jones


Director: Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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Filmography: The Year of the Everlasting Storm (2021)


Production: Animal Kingdom, Crater 203, Giraffe Pictures, Kick the Machine, Neon, Rediance

Rightsholder: The Match Factory

Sales agent: The Match Factory

A love letter to cinema, shot across the US, Iran, Chile, China and Thailand, by seven of today's most vital filmmakers. New life in the old house. A breakaway, a reunion. Surveillance and reconciliation. An unrecognizable world, in the year of the everlasting storm.
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Why I'm Alive

Чому я живий / Why I'm Alive

  • 120'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Villen Novak
  • Producer: Andriy Osipov
21 August, 18:30
Blue Hall. Festival centre Rodina
UGP
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Screenwriter: Yevhen Mytko

DOP: Danil Dedkov

Composer: Volodymyr Hronskyi

Cast: Viktor Zhdanov, Artem Wilbik, Maksym Horay, Iryna Melnyk, Olha Radchuk


Director: Villen Novak

Bio: Villen Novak is a Ukrainian film director and actor. People's Artist of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Awards: Order For Merits of the 3rt degree (2004); The award of the President of Ukraine, the jubilee medal 20 Years of Independence of Ukraine.

Filmography: Ring (1973) Red Dipcouriers (1977), Invasion (1980), Two Versions of One Collision (1985), It’s Not Always Summer In the Crimea (1987), Gu-ha (1989), Princess on Beans (1997), Shoot, Immediately! (2008)


Production: Odesa Film Studios

Rightsholder: Odesa Film Studios

Mariupol. Pre-war life in a small Ukrainian town on the shore of the Azov Sea, with a good family life, quarrelsome neighbors, amateur opera, denunciations to the NKVD, and a dance floor in the city garden, the persecution of religion and, of course, with love.
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Three Colors: Red

Trois couleurs: Rouge / Три кольори: Червоний / Three Colors: Red

  • 99'
  • France, Switzerland, Poland
  • Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Producer: Yvon Crenn, Marin Karmitz
21 August, 19:00
Red Hall. Festival centre Rodina
KKR
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Screenwriter: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

DOP: Piotr Sobociński

Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

Cast: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant


Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Bio: Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941–1996) was a Polish film director and screenwriter. He was one of the most acclaimed directors of the second half of the 20th century, having won accolades at film festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and San Sebastian. He had also been nominated for an Oscar, and was the first recipient of the Felix Prize (later renamed the European Film Awards) of the European Film Academy. His personal style evolved over his 30-year-long career as a filmmaker, from his early minimalist documentary films that looked at the daily life of people in Poland, to his modest narrative films that were in line with the cinema of moral anxiety movement, and later to the conceptual, ornamental, metaphysical parables.

Filmography: Personnel (1975), Blizna (1976), Amator (1979), Przypadek (1981), Bez końca (1984), Dekalog (1988), Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988), Krótki film o miłości (1989), La Double vie de Véronique / Podwójne życie Weroniki (1991), Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993)


Production: MK2 Productions SA, France 3, CAB Production Lozanna, Studio Filmowe Tor

Rightsholder: MK2

Sales agent: MK2

A young model meets a retired judge by chance when she rescues his dog from a car accident. The embittered judge spends his days eavesdropping on his neighbours' phone conversations. Their initially fiery relationship wellows into a close friendship which ultimately liberates them both. A final twist of fate reveals the destinies of the characters from all parts of the trilogy.
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Lovers

Amants / Коханці / Lovers

  • 102'
  • France
  • Director: Nicole Garcia
  • Producer: Philippe Martin, David Thion
21 August, 19:30
Festival Palace
GP
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Screenwriter: Jacques Fieschi, Nicole Garcia

DOP: Christophe Beaucarne

Composer: Grégoire Hetzel

Cast: Stacy Martin, Pierre Niney, Benoît Magimel, Roxane Duran, Mohamed Makhtoumi, Severino Negri


Director: Nicole Garcia

Bio: Nicole Garcia (born in 1946) is a French actress, film director, and screenwriter. She Studied Drama at the Conservatoire National supérieur d'art dramatique in Paris and, from there went on to study Law at university after several minor film parts. Her film “Charlie Says” was entered into the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Her film “Going Away” was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. She was the President of the Jury for the Caméra d'Or section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography: The Adversary (2002), Charlie Says (2006), A View of Love (2010), Going Away (2013), From the Land of the Moon (2016)


Production: Les Films Pelléas, France 3 Cinéma

Rightsholder: Mars Films

Sales agent: FTD

Lisa and Simon are inseparable. They have been passionate about each other since they were teenagers. A tragedy occurs, provoked by Simon's criminal activities. He is in danger and flees. Without Lisa. She waits in vain for news from him. Three years later, she is married to Leo when their paths cross again on an island in the Indian Ocean.
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The Kid

Малюк / The Kid

  • 68'
  • USA
  • Director: Charles Chaplin
  • Producer: Charles Chaplin
21 August, 21:30
Potemkin Stairs
CF

Screenwriter: Charles Chaplin

DOP: Roland Totheroh

Composer: Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Carl Miller


Director: Charles Chaplin

Bio: Charles Chaplin was born in 1889 in London, UK. He is considered to be one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood. He is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular character, the Tramp; the man with the toothbrush mustache, bowler hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk. In 1972, he won the Honorary Academy Award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of 20th century”.

Filmography: A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940), Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)


Production: Charles Chaplin Productions

After a young mother abandons her new-born baby, The Tramp inadvertently finds the child and takes him under his wing. The Tramp and the Kid, partners in crime, develop an irreplaceable bond. Five years pass and the Kid’s mother reappears on the scene, putting the pair’s relationship in jeopardy.
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Film Winner "Stop-Zemlia"

Фільм-переможець "Стоп-Земля" / Film Winner "Stop-Zemlia"

  • 122'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Kateryna Gornostai
  • Producer: Vitalii Sheremetiev, Vika Khomenko, Natalia Libet, Olga Beskhmelnytsina
21 August, 22:00
Festival Palace
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Screenwriter: Kateryna Gornostai

DOP: Oleksandr Roshchyn

Composer: Мар’яна Клочко

Cast: Maria Fedorchenko, Arsenii Markov, Yana Isaienko, Oleksandr Ivanov


Director: Kateryna Gornostai

Bio: Kateryna Gornostai Studied Biology, and later Journalism at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. After graduation from the School of the Documentary Film and Theater (Moscow) of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov returned home to Kyiv. Now engaged in educational documentary programs and own documentary and fiction films projects.

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Production: ESSE Production House

Rightsholder: Arthouse Traffic

16-year-old Masha is an 11th-grader attending an ordinary Kyiv school. Her close friends Yana and Senya help her not to feel strange and detached among the classmates, experiencing a busy school life in their own way. In addition to upcoming exams, Masha is forced out of her comfort zone by falling in love with her classmate Sasha. She realizes that if she doesn’t dare, she will never know if the feelings are mutual.
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