PÖFF : BNFF

Reflection

Local title
Peegeldus
Title in Russian
Отражение
Original title
Vidblysk
Director
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Country
Ukraine
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival, PÖFF Online Cinema 2022
Programme
Current Waves
Genre
psychological drama
Subject
interpersonal relationships, family relations, violence, war, soul-searching

Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy is captured by the Russian military forces in the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine and while in captivity, he is exposed to horrifying scenes of humiliation, violence and indifference towards human life. After his release, he returns to his comfortable middle-class apartment and tries to find a purpose in life by rebuilding his relationship with his daughter and ex-wife. He learns how to be a human being again, how to be a father and help his daughter, who needs his love and support.

In 2014, Valentyn Vasyanovych produced and photographed “The Tribe” by Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi. In 2019, his feature anti-utopia film “Atlantis” won the Best Film Award in Orizzonti at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, and a large number of prizes and awards around the world. In 2021, his newest feature “Reflection” was selected for Competition at 78. Venice International Film Festival.

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Director
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Screenwriter
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Cast
Roman Lutskyi, Stanislav Aseyev, Oleksandr Danyliuk, Vasiliy Kukharskiy, Nadiya Levchenko
Producer
Iya Myslytska, Anna Sobolevska, Valentyn Vasyanovych, Vladimir Yatsenko
DoP
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Editor
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Production
ForeFilms
World sales
New Europe Film Sales
Runtime
Language
Russian, Ukrainian
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Venice, Busan, Hamburg
Director
Valentyn Vasyanovych

Valentyn Vasyanovych (b. 1971)

Zvychayna sprava (2012), Kredens (2013), Riven chornoho (Black Level, 2017), Atlantis (2019), Vidblysk (Reflection, 2021)

Programme presented by

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening021604 / Peegeldus
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema
Screening032203 / Peegeldus
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening050401 / Peegeldus
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningPeegeldus
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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