Date: 24 January 2023 (ended)
Section: WILD ROSES: WOMEN FILMMAKERS IN EUROPE. FOCUS ON UKRAINE.
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
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KOLY PADAJUT’ DEREVA
(Quando gli alberi cadono / When the Trees Fall)
Ucraina – Polonia – Macedonia / Ukraine – Poland – Macedonia
2018, HD, col., 88’
v.o. ucraina / Ukrainian o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Marysja Nikitjuk. Fotografia / Photography: Michał Englert, Mateusz Wichłacz. Montaggio / Editing: Blaže Dulev, Milenia Fiedler, Ivan Bannikov. Musica / Music: Mykyta Moisejev, Aleksandar Pejovski. Suono / Sound: Oleksandr Šatkivs’kyi. Scenografia / Art Director: Vlad Dudko. Costumi / Costume Designer: Kostjantyn Kravec’. Interpreti / Cast: Anastasija Pustovit, Sonja Chalaïmova, Maksym Samčyk, Marija Svižins’ka, Alla Samojlenko, Jevhen Hryhor’jev, Petro Pastuchov, Marija Trepikova, Aelita-Viktorija Aviermant, Ivan Blindar, Volodymyr Džura. Produzione / Produced by: Directory Films, Message Film, Fokus In, Solar Media Entertainment. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Latido Films.
In a godforsaken post-Soviet village, Larysa falls in love with “Scar”, an attractive young criminal. After he leaves for the city, she will be forced to follow the traditional life she has always refused. However, Vitka, her 5-year-old rebellious cousin, holds a secret that could change everyone’s destiny. When the Trees Fall premiered in 2018 at the Berlinale, in the Panorama section.
“This is my first full-length feature and, therefore, I focused on the themes that had the most impact on my life. Part of the story’s foundation has been gathered from my own childhood. The film is set in a child’s world, in a pastoral setting full of spirits, mystical creatures and ghosts – these are the memories I have of the place where I once lived. The story is an account of what is most important to me today – choosing one’s own path… We placed significant importance on the artistic components of the film’s mise en scène that hyperbolise nature and costumes. The film’s world is an exaggeration of reality. Its ugliness is still shown through the eyes of a child.” (M. Nikitiuk)
Born in Ivanovo, Russia, in 1986. Her family soon moved to Kyiv, where she has lived all her life and developed her career. After graduating from Kyiv’s Taras Shevchenko National University in 2007, she continued her studies in Kyiv’s Karpenko-Karyi Theatre, Cinema and Television University, where she graduated in 2012. When the Trees Fall is her first feature film.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2014 In Trees cm / sf 2014 Mandragora cm / sf 2016 Rabies cm / sf 2018 Koly padajut’ dereva (When the Trees Fall); Premi / Awards: Ukrainian Film Critics Awards – Scoperta dell’anno / Discovery of the Year 2022 Lucky Girl