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Festival in Media
Section: International Competition
Country: Ukraine Germany
Year: 2018


103 minutes/color



A series of odd coincidences has left Lukas, an interpreter for a military checkpoint inspection tour, stranded near a remote town in the south Ukrainian steppe. With nowhere to turn, this city boy finds shelter at the home of a colorful local named Vova. With Vova as his guide, Lukas is confronted by an anarchist universe beyond his imagination, a world in which life seems utterly detached from any identifiable structure. Fascinated by his host and his host's daughter Marushka, Lukas’s contempt for provincial life slowly melts away and sets him on a quest for a happiness he never knew could exist.


Director: Roman Bondarchuk

Screenplay: Alla Tyutyunnik, Roman Bondarchuk, Dar'ya Averchenko

Cinematographer: Vadim Ilkov

Editing: Mykola Bazarkin, Heike Parplies

Music: Anton Baibakov

Producer: Olena Yershova



Viktor Zhdanov, Serhiy Stepansky, Khrystyna Deilyk


Tato Film, elemag pictures GmbH, KNM, SOUTH

World sales:

Pluto Film



Roman Bondarchuk

Roman Bondarchuk is a graduate of the Karpenko-Kary Theater, Film and Television University. His graduation film ​Taxi Driver ​won the White Elephant prize from the Russian Film Critic Guild and the Russian Producers’ Grand Prix at the Kinoshok Open film festival. Bondarchuk is the art director of Docudays UA – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Kyiv.Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015) was his first feature-length documentary which won a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2015 and was selected as the Ukrainian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.



20017 Commemoration Day​ (Short)

2014 Euromaidan. Rough Cut​ (Documentary)

2015 Ukrainian Sheriffs​ (Documentary)

2016 Dixie Land ​(Documentary)

2018 Volcano