Estonian premiere

Forever-Forever

Local title
Igavesti, igavesti
Original title
Nazavzhdy-Nazavzhdy
Director
Anna Buryachkova
Country
Ukraine, Netherlands
Year
2023
Festival
27th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Best of Festivals
Genre
drama
Subject
first love, youth

After transferring from a downtown high school, Tonia joins a new gang of tough youngsters, trying to find protection and a place to truly belong. They spend their time together, roaming the post-socialist suburbs of Kyiv, having fun and getting into trouble. Soon Tonia falls in love with Zhurik, whilst also longing for Sania and finds herself tangled up in an alluring secret love triangle. But Tonia’s abusive past still haunts her, challenging this newfound friendship and romance. Will she be able to find her way or will she lose herself in this new controversial relationship?

Set in the late 1990s Kyiv, this is a story of the young and rebellious amidst the ruins of the Soviet regime. Of those who had to grow up faster due to circumstances but got lost in the adult world. A story that we must constantly remember, because some things only exist in the moment, while others last forever.

Director
Anna Buryachkova
Screenwriter
Marina Stepanska, Anna Buryachkova
Cast
Alina Cheban, Zachary Shadrin, Arthur Aliiev, Yelyzaveta Tsilyk, Daria Zhykharska
Producer
Natalia Libet, Vitalii Sheremetiev, Oleksii Zgonik, Lyuba Knorozok
Co-producer
Rinskje Raap, Reinier Selen
DoP
Lena Chekhovska
Editor
Yurii Reznichenko
Composer
Lika Bugaeva
Production
Digital Religion
World sales
Pluto Film
Runtime
Language
Ukrainian
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Venice
Director
Anna Buryachkova

Anna Buryachkova

Filmography:
Nazavzhdy-Nazavzhdy (Forever-Forever, 2023)

Producer
Natalia Libet

Natalia Libet has gained experience in co-production, investment, and finance while working for international companies. Natalia has had annual audits with Big 4, and obtained an MBA in the U.S. She is a winner of the 2000 Edmund Muskie/Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship Award, a member of European and Ukrainian Film Academies, and an alumna of EURODOC 2021.

Forever-Forever, 2023,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28480219/reference/
Do You Love Me?, 2022,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21482550/reference/
Stop-Zemlia, 2021
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14028890/reference/
Parthenon, 2019
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10767802/reference/

Producer
Vitalii Sheremetiev

Vitalii was born in Kyiv, on 27 August 1973. Gained solid experience in producing ads and movies for more than 25 years.
Started his career in service production with Bates Saatchi & Saatchi in 1993. Joined «ESSE Production House» as an Executive Producer in 1998 and became the CEO in 2006. Produced 23 feature films and documentaries since 2010.

Forever-Forever, 2023,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28480219/reference/
Erik Stoneheart, 2022,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt20247118/reference/
Stop-Zemlia, 2021,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14028890/reference/
Partenonas, 2019,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10767802/reference/
Anna, 2019,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9842732/reference/

Producer
Oleksii Zgonik

Oleksii Zgonik was born in Dnipro city, Ukraine. Producer with more than 15 years of experience in film production. Graduated from Kyiv International University, a Master in International Law (2005).

Forever Forever, 2023,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt28480219/reference/
Do you love me?, 2022,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21482550/reference/
Stop-Zemlia, 2021,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14028890/reference/
Anna, 2019,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9842732/reference/
Optics, 2022,
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt20769458/reference/

Screenings

8th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening020802 / Igavesti, igavesti
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu
Screening044202 / Igavesti, igavesti
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
2nd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening111204 / Igavesti, igavesti
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer