Ukrainian National Competition Program 2018

This year we present 9 Ukrainian films which take part in the national competition in two programmes “THE SUBCONSCIOUS” and “OUT OF REACH”. Visually strong and genre-variety works by the well-known festival authors. Fresh and daring young Ukrainian cinema speaks about a situation where reality is already too close, where heroes are your neighbours, and the possibilities to escape into parallel worlds are your memories or new technologies.


Ticket for all event is availble here. 

SWINGS 25’ Valeria Sochyvets Ukraine 2017

A terrible accident happens on New Year’s Eve: the girl is taken to the hospital department of intensive care, while her friend becomes mute after the shock. The parents try to find the way out of this situation, but first they need to face their own problems and understand the value of life with the help of the cutting edge of technology.


THE DOOR 14’ Rita Kuzmyna  Ukraine 2018

A Kyiv journalist visits a village to research missing animal cases, but ends up locked in a hotel room with a maid. Will they find a way out?


DIORAMA 12’ Tetiana Kornieieva, Zoya Laktionova Ukraine 2018

Life flows in its everyday reality, but then suddenly something elusive changes its course. All that is left is the chance to plunge into memories where everything is preserved, as if in a museum.


UNAVAILABLE  25’ Nikon Romanchenko Ukraine 2018

Lyuba works at a confectionery factory in a small town in the West. Her son is in the war zone in the East of the country and the mother cannot reach him. Lyuba searches for her son in an unfamiliar territory.


MIA DONNA 17’ Pavlo Ostrikov Ukraine 2018

The life of forty-six- year-old Oksana changes when her husband Tolik turns into a seven-year- old boy. Doctors are powerless and nobody can turn him back.


FAMILY HOUR 12’ Mariia Ponomarova Ukraine 2018

Sunny August day, almost midday. It’s time for family visits on the summer camp near Kyiv.
Danya (17) is hoping for his estranged father to show up and get together after the long separation. Father arrives at the camp gate earlier than expected and the meeting is pushed outside the camp gate. While bearing father’s unfunny jokes, Danya has to grasp the real meaning of their family bonds.


THE FLY FISHING LESSON 28’ Cyril Jekov Ukraine 2018

Taras is 35 years old and he lives with his grandmother in an old building in Kyiv. He is in a difficult situation socially and professionally. However, he has a great passion for fly fishing. Taras will try to share his passion with Luda, a young woman he met on Facebook.


WEIGHTLIFTER 30’ Dmytro Sukholytkyi-Sobchuk Ukraine Poland 2018

At first glance, this is a story of a true price of victory.


THE WONDERFUL YEARS 9’ Svitlana Shymko Ukraine 2018

The research film “The Wonderful Years” explores the lives of queer women in Ukraine in the late Soviet Union. It is based on the archive video materials and interview excerpts from the research projects on LGBT history.


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