Date: 23 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
|FESTIVAL PASS TRIESTE and/or MYMOVIES|
(Fuori / Outside)
Ucraina – Danimarca – Paesi Bassi / Ukraine – Denmark – The Netherlands
2022, HD, col., 79’
v.o. ucraina – russa – romaní / Ukrainian – Russian – Romani o.v.
Fotografia / Photography: Volodymyr Usyk. Montaggio / Editing: Ol’ha Žurba, Niels Pagh Andersen. Musica / Music: Cedric Elisabeth, Jaroslav Tatarčenko. Suono / Sound: Vasyl’ Javtušenko, Ranko Paukovic. Produzione / Produced by: Moon Man. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Final Cut for Real, Tangerine Tree. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: the Ukrainian State Film Agency, IDFA Bertha Fund, The Netherlands Film Fund, Danish Film Institute, International Media Support and Visions sud est. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Deckert Distribution.
Roma, a 13-year old street kid neglected by his family and the state, becomes a poster boy for the Ukrainian Revolution in 2014. His story traverses the years he spent on the streets of revolutionary Kyiv and after his release from the orphanage, left to face the outside world with nothing. As Roma sets out to build an adult life, it seems that his future has already been decided. Through a series of phone calls with the film’s director he reflects on one main question: can you ever escape your childhood? The film premiered at the CPH:DOX in Denmark.
“For me, Roma is a composite image of children who grow up in horrible life circumstances since they’re very little. They are abandoned by their parents, by fate, but the worst thing that happens to them is society’s indifference. We notice these kids when they harm us, and then we put them behind bars. But what if we noticed them earlier?” (O. Zhurba)
She works as director and editor of documentary and fiction films, commercials and music videos. She’s graduated from Karpenko-Karyi National University of Theatre, Film and Television in Kyiv, the Department of Cinema Documentary Directing (2010). The Trieste FF presented in 2022 her short film Dad’s Sneakers.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2021 Papyni krosivky (Dad’s Sneakers) cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Odesa IFF – Miglior cortometraggio ucraino, Premio FIPRESCI / Best Ukrainian Short, FIPRESCI Prize 2022 Nazovni (Outside) doc.; Premi / Awards: Human Rights FF Berlin – Miglior documentario / Best Documentary; Kharkiv MeetDocs – Premio della giuria per il concorso nazionale / National Competition Program Jury Prize