In cooperation with Kampnagel and the International Short Film Festival Dresden we are showing a special event presenting the short films of Ukrainian directors. It was curated by festival director of the international short film festival Wiz-Art in Lviv Olha Raiter, who is currently staying in Bautzen. Six short films from Ukraine will be shown, reflecting life and everyday life before the war. The donations from this event will directly benefit the filmmakers* in Ukraine.
Short film programme: "In Joy and Sorrow"
Thursday, 5 May, 7pm at Kampnagel
The program shows:
The Surrogate by Stas Santimov, Ukraine, 2020.
A man destroys the nest of an unknown, scary creature. But it's not the scariest creature he'll encounter tonight.
Chacho by Vitalii Havura, Ukraine, 2020
Yanush has grown up in a conservative Romani community in a small Ukrainian town. He is about to get married, exactly what his parents want. But Yanush is gay and in love with another young man, Pasha. Together they decide to sneak away from the wedding and leave town, but can Yanush really do it?
Leopolis Night by Nikon Romanchenko, Ukraine, 2021.
Polia, Solomiia and Mariia are playing at the local theater. After the spectacle, they meet a man and walk together through the city at night. Polia seems to fall in love with him. In the morning he leaves town and they will not see each other again.
Dedicated to the Youth of the World II by Yarema Malashchuk & Roman Himey, Ukraine, 2019.
Yarema and Roman document Cxema, the biggest rave in Ukraine that emerged after the 2013-2014 revolution. The party offered the new generation a chance to reclaim the city, explore it and express themselves. The film was shot at Dovzhenko FilmStudios on April 21, 2018.
In Joy by Maryna Roshchyna, Ukraine, 2018.
Kate is a young, lonely mother. She falls in love with a man, but doesn't have the courage to tell him she has a son. As their relationship quickly develops, the revelation becomes more complicated. She is faced with a choice between her personal life and her responsibility to her son.
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov, Ukraine, 2019.
Love story with characters. The tape consists of plot and style independent episodes, which have a unified mood and meaning. The film was shot without words, a funny story meditation on interpersonal relationships is revealed through sounds.
Foto: In Joy, Maryna Roshchyna