2017–2021 / Ukraine / 3–4 shorts
With English and Lithuanian subtitles, 79–88 min
The screening in Vilnius will be followed by a Q&A with Zhanna Ozirna and Olena Siyatovska, the directors of “Bond” and “I Am Michelle”.
The screening in Kaunas will be followed by a discussion “Art as Activism in the Context of the War” (in English).
September 11, 2022, 2.30 PM (presented by the film directors)
Skalvija, A. Goštauto g. 2, Vilnius
October 2, 2022, 6.30 PM (followed by a discussion)
Emma, A. Mickevičiaus g. 35, Kaunas
September 28, 2022, 6.45 PM
Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo, Norway
October 26, 2022, 4.45 PM
Cinemateket, Gothersgade 55, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 / Ukraine / documentary
Director: Oleksiy Radynski
Ukrainian, Russian, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 29 min
In post-revolutionary Ukraine, a community of people try to build a new society in the cracks and pores of a collapsing social system. The film unfolds in central Kyiv, in a space that has been reclaimed from the city by forces of nature. As a result of a series of landslides, the area of Petrivska Street has become untenable and was subsequently occupied by the outcasts and outsiders of all kinds: a secretive graffiti team, a group of tech geeks and an avant-garde queer theatre that fled the war in Luhansk.
I am Michelle
2021 / Ukraine, Netherlands / documentary
Director: Olena Siyatovska
Russian, Ukrainian, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 20 min
A young transgender girl from Kyiv dreams of becoming a model, and through popularity in social media resists the loneliness that takes her over. During the trip to her birthplace, she understands what is her true desire.
The film is part of the competition programme.
2018 / Ukraine, Germany / documentary
Director: Zhanna Ozirna
Ukrainian, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 30 min
Your family can accept your otherness. But can you accept the normality of your family? It’s a story of one coming out that has lasted for a year.
The Wonderful Years*
2018 / Ukraine / documentary
Directors: Svitlana Shymko, Galina Yarmanova
Ukrainian, Russian, with English subtitles, 9 min
This research film 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.
* The film is included only in some screenings.
The Wonderful Years