A story told in beautifully arranged tableaux about life after a catastrophe – a filmic reflection of a war that is still ongoing. Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy is taken prisoner in Eastern Ukraine by Russian forces. During his imprisonment, he experiences terrible scenes of humiliation, violence and indifference to human life. After his release, he returns to his tidy middle-class flat and tries to rebuild his relationships with his daughter and ex-wife. He relearns how to be a human who is there when he is needed.
VALENTYN VASYANOVYCH (*1971) studied camera and documentary film-making at the University of Film in Kiev and direction at the Andrzej Wajda School in Warsaw. His internationally acclaimed debut Atlantis was shown in 2019 at FILMFEST HAMBURG.
OV with German subtitles
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