Section: Short Film Competition



Anastasia Solonevych, Damian Kocur
PL/UA, 2023, 15 Min

After an argument with her boyfriend a young woman is driving home. There she plays the piano, celebrates, walks through the sunrise. Everything seems normal, but nothing is normal because her home is Kyiv.  A tender film about trying to live an ordinary life in the midst of war.

Special Event:

Ecumenical Evening „Kirche, Kino, Kurzfilm“ – Film: AS IT WAS

Thur 09.11. 17:00 Uhr | OBERKIRCHE ST. NIKOLAI | Free Entrance

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Anastasia Solonevych, Damian Kocur

Anastasia Solonevych, Damian Kocur - ANASTASIA SOLONEVYCH is a debut director from Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2020, she graduated from the department of Film and Television Directing at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. As a director, Anastasia has made music videos, one of which won the music video section at the International Prague Film Festival in 2022.  Since 2017, she has been working as a 1st AD, as well as in other positions in commercials, feature films and TV series.

DAMIAN KOCUR Director and cinematographer. A graduate of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice and a PhD student at the Film School in Łódź. He is the author of the internationally awarded feature debut "Bread and Salt" (awarded, among others, at festivals in Venice, Cairo, Cottbus, Antalya, Gijon, Bratislava and Gdynia) and several shorts. As a filmmaker, he keeps track of the credibility of emotions on the screen, and considers the authenticity of the characters and their stories to be his most important goal.

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