Ukraine, Turkey 2022, 100 min
Maryna Er Gorbach
Language & Subtitles:
Ukranian, Russian, Chechen, German; subtitles in Hebrew and English
Maryna er Gorbach
Svyatoslav Bulakovskiy, Mehmet Bahadir Er, Maryna er Gorbach
Oxana Cherkashyna, Sergiy Shadrin, Oleg Scherbina, Oleg Shevchuk, Artur Aramyan, Evgenij Efremov
Sundance Film Fstival (Winner, World Dramatic Directing Award), Berlin (2nd Prize, Audience Award; Winner, Ecumenical Jury Prize Award), Seattle International Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize), Sarajevo Film Festival (Heart of Sarajevo Best Director), Fribourg Film Festival (Grand Prix Winner, Critics Best Film Winner, Young Jury Special Mention Prize Winner), Istanbul Film Festival / National Competition (Best Film, Best Cinematographer), Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine (Best İnternational Film, SIGNIS Best Film), goEast Wiesbaden Film Festival (3Sat Broadcasting Award), South East European Film Festival (Outstanding Acting Achievement), NEISSE–NYSA–NISA FILM FESTIVAL (Jury Special Prize), Film Festival Freistadt (Jury Special Prize), Film by the Sea (International Youth Jury Award), Heimat Europa Film Festival (Best Film), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival
Summer 2014 – the war in Ukraine has already begun. After Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and invaded two districts in the east of the country, residents of one Ukrainian village near the border are subjected to incessant bombing. Irka, a woman in an advanced stage of pregnancy, is trapped in the shelling area alongside her husband Tulik. Although their home was damaged during the war, Irka refuses to evacuate, while Tulik refuses to join the pro-Russian separatist forces despite heavy pressure from his brother.
The crash of a Malaysian plane near the village increases the tensions between the residents, and intensifies the conflicts between Irka and Tulik. The couple is forced to face the difficult and poignant questions that arise from the destructive war outside within their home.
8.12.22 | Festival's Award Ceremony and a special screening of Klondike