A nervous married couple, two radiant high school graduates, an ambiguous folk song and a cake – the table is set for a disaster. A surreal satire about traditional values and antiquated prejudices.
For many parents, meeting their child's partner for the first time can be a dramatic moment, especially if the partner does not meet their expectations. A bitter battle breaks out for the pale couple between hospitality, politeness and love for their child – and the deep-seated narrow-mindedness equating otherness with obscenity.
Arkasha Nepytaliuk wrote, filmed and produced this short film over the course of one day as a commission from the French Académie des César. He creates a dramatic view of an everyday family drama with deliberately theatrical staging and dream-like elements. DJ
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Arkasha Nepytaliuk - born in 1967 in Lekhnivka, Ukraine. After graduating in acting and directing from the Kiev National Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, he worked as a director for TV productions. With his short film BLOOD SAUSAGE, he was part of the Short Film Competition and a guest at last year’s FFC.
KROVYANKA (2015, short, FFC 2017)