Love, Ukraine. Shorts

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
Vasha Mishel’

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*
Shchaslyvi roky

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