PÖFF : BNFF

When the Trees Fall

Local title
Kui puud langevad
Original title
Коли падають дерева
Director
Marysia Nikitiuk
Country
Ukraine, Poland, North-Macedonia
Year
2018
Festival
PÖFF Online Cinema 2022
Programme
Glory to Ukrainian Filmmakers!
Genre
drama
Subject
love, youth

Deftly mixing social realism with flights of outright fantasy, first-time writer/director and bold new voice of Ukranian cinema Marysia Nikitiuk crafts a fable of crime, murder and growing up.

Set in rural Ukraine, Nikitiuk’s debut follows a young girl and her rebellious teenage cousin in love with a young criminal, who is forced to flee after a murder. As their town spirals into a cycle of grim violence, the girl drifts away into a visionary daydream of surreal imagery, and the film boldly dances between the bleak and the fantastic.

Dear film viewer!

We have a request for you: we will show the films for free, but we ask you to support Ukraine with a financial donation. This is also the wish of the filmmakers.

The authors of "When the Trees Fall" have specifically asked viewers to donate money directly to the European Film Academy or to the "Emergency Fund for Filmmakers" at The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, established by the European Film Academy, Rotterdam Film Festival and Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival. It aims to directly help Ukrainian filmmakers affected by the war.

You can do this by entering the donation recipient Stichting ICFR, the current account number NL 02 TRIO 0320 0470 40, the SWIFT / BIC code TRIONL2U and the payment description “Donation ICFR Emergency Fund for Filmmakers”.

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Director
Marysia Nikitiuk
Screenwriter
Marysia Nikitiuk
Cast
Anastasia Pustovit, Sofia Khalaimova, Maksym Samchyk, Maria Svizhinska, Petro Pastukhov
Producer
Igor Savychenko, Roman Klympush, Volodymyr Filippov
DoP
Michal Englert, Mateusz Wichlacz
Editor
Blaze Dulev, Milenia Fiedler, Ivan Bannikov
Composer
Mykyta Moiseiev
Production
Directory Films
Distributor
Latido Films
Runtime
Language
Ukrainian
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Warsaw, Berlin

Screenings

Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningKui puud langevad
SubtitlesEnglish
Trailer