Date: 25 January 2023 (ended)
Time: 14:00
Category: Film
Location: Cinema Ambasciatori
Viale XX Settembre, 35, 34126 Trieste TS


(Liturgia degli ostacoli anticarro / Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles)
Dmytro Sucholytkyj-Sobčuk

Ucraina – USA / Ukraine – USA
2022, HD, col., 12’
v.o. ucraina / Ukrainian o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Dmytro Sucholytkyj-Sobčuk. Fotografia / Photography: Dmytro Sucholytkyj-Sobčuk, Andrij Lysec’kyj, Kostjantyn Kljackin, Denys Voroncov, Denys Tokarev. Montaggio / Editing: Serhij Klepač. Musica / Music: Coro / Choir Artos (Diretto da / Conducted by: Natalija Ivaškiv). Suono / Sound: Marija Nesterenko. Interpreti / Cast: Roman Sova, Serhij Dan’ko, Andrij Holdyj. Produzione / Produced by: The New Yorker.


Ukrainian reality is divided into two periods – before and after the war. In the nationwide resistance, every citizen tries to be helpful. Ukrainians change professions and adapt to wartime needs. Sculptors fabricate anti-tank obstacles in their art workshops. Just like the Terracotta Army, silent figures of Ukrainian personalities, angels, Cossacks, and multiple copies of Jesus Christ are frozen in anticipation of new creations. Craftsmen weld metal defense items for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles was screened at Toronto, Sarajevo and Doclisboa.

Dmytro Sucholytkyj-Sobčuk
Author and filmmaker, Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk was born in 1983 in Uman, Ukraine, and graduated from the Kyiv Karpenko-Karyj University of Theatre, Cinema and Television. Participant of Berlinale Talents, Locarno Film Academy, he is the founder of the script platform Terrarium. His first feature Pamfir was developed by TorinoFilmLab, Midpoint and Cinéfondation and premiered at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2022.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
Boroda cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Koronacija slova – Premio per la Migliore sceneggiatura / First prize for Best Screenplay 2013 Krasna Malanka doc. mm / ml; Premi / Awards: Cronograf Festival – Primo premio della sezione CadRO / CadRO Section First Prize 2018 Weightlifter cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Angers European First FF – Gran premio della giuria / Grand Jury Prize. Warsaw IFF – Gran premio / Grand Prix; Premio “Kinokolo” della critica cinematografica ucraina / Ukrainian Film Critics Award “Kinokolo” 2022 Pamfir; Premi / Awards: Viennale – Premio della giuria dei lettori dello “Standard” / Reader Jury of the “Standard” Award; Premio “Kinokolo” della critica cinematografica ucraina / Ukrainian Film Critics Award “Kinokolo”; Raindance FF – Premio per la Migliore fotografia / Best Cinematography Award; Palic FF – Torre di Palic per il Miglior regista / Palic Tower for Best Director; Liturhija protitankovych pereškod  (Liturgy of Anti-Tank Obstacles) doc.