REFLECTION

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  • REFLECTIONValentyn Vasyanovych
    Valentyn Vasyanovych

Ukraine 2021Language:Ukrainian, RussianSubtitles:English, GermanDirector:Valentyn VasyanovychWriter:Valentyn VasyanovychCinematographer:Valentyn VasyanovychEditor:Valentyn VasyanovychSound:Oleh Holovoshkin, Serhiy StepanskyWith:Roman Lutskiy, Nika Myslytska, Nadia Levchenko, Andriy Rymaruk, Ihor ShulhaProducer:Iya Myslytska, Anna Sobolevska, Valentyn Vasayanovych, Vladimir YatsenkoProduction Company:Arsenal Films, ForeFilmsDistributor:New Europe Film Sales126 min, Colour, DCP

2014. Serhiy, a Ukrainian surgeon, decides to go to the Donetsk region to help the victims of the crisis. In the course of his mission, he is captured and has to take care of the separatists' torture victims. After a forced video confession, he is released through a prisoner exchange and suddenly has to sort himself back into his normal, modern life and tries to find redemption.

 

Already at the beginning, the turmoil of the situation in Ukraine becomes clear. Through the stringent aesthetics, one can literally grasp the despair at the senselessness, but the film always achieves an appropriate balance between distance and closeness.

Director's Biography:Born in Zhytomyr, Valentyn Vasyanovych studied at the National I. K. Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre, Cinema and Television in Kyiv and at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Direction in Warsaw. His films have already been invited to many festivals.

Director's Filmography:
2019 ATLANTIS
2018 HOME GAMES (DOC)
2018 WEIGHT LIFTER (SHORT)
2014 THE TRIBE

Trailer

Screenings

  • 08.11.2022 20:30 ASTOR Saal 4
  • 12.11.2022 22:30 ASTOR Saal 4
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