Special Program Bulgaria 2022
Director: Zoya Laktionova
This melancholic film tells a story of a deserted Ukrainian beach that is currently mined and dangerous due to explosives under water. Images of the post-apocalyptic landscape are accompanied with a voiceover and personal memories of the locals and opinions of experts.
Train Kyiv – War
Director: Korney Gritsyuk
"The Train: Kyiv - War" is a full-length documentary film directed by Korniy Gricyuk. The dramatic history of the Kyiv-Kostyantynivka train, with its passengers' unique fates, pain, memories, secrets, hopes, is a history of today Ukraine. Only 12.5 hours away from peaceful Kyiv is Kostyantynivka, a small industrial city in the eastern part of the country, immediately after which the front begins. This entire time people with different characters, social status, political views, and beliefs are traveling on the train side by side. They talk, debate, even quarrel, but speak to each other and go in a common direction. And what's important, they all want to get to peace. This film is the voice of ordinary people, the search for dialogue and the path to a common future, where everyone's voice will be heard.
Thus they will sing
Director: Diana Horban, Anna Yutchenko
“Thus they will sing” is a movie-collage that interweaves human experiences, soromitski (shaming) songs and the flow of modern life.Soromitski (shaming) songs are traditional songs (spivankas) with erotic motifs, sung at weddings, vechornytsi (evening parties), and feasts. Although they were quite shameful to sing in everyday life, the songs were transmitting the man and woman behavior patterns. The tradition of creating the spivankas (these songs) still exists. Ostap Bohoslavets from Nadvirna town reinterprets the modern world of youth in his own spivankas.