Deeply touching film on the power of love & hatred between the two warring brothers, living on the highlands of the Carpathian mountains, not speaking to each other for over 40 years, and wishing each other dead.
Friday / 22.04.2016 / 20:00
New Horizons Art House Cinema, 19a-21 Kazimierza Wielkiego St
Admission is free
Ukraine 2013, 120 min.
Director: Victoria Trofimenko
Screenplay: Victoria Trofimenko
Dir. photography: Yaroslav Pilunskiy
Editor: Tatyana Khodakovskaya
Music: Svyastolav Lunyov
Starring: Natalka Polovynka, Oleg Mosiychuk, Viktor Demertash, Mykola Bereza, Roman Lutskyi
Producers: Maxim Asadchiy, Igor Savychenko, Victoria Trofimenko
Associate producer: Thom Palmen
Production: Pronto Film
Awards: Over 16 film festival nominations, including the Moscow International Film Festival (Film Critics Prize and Best Actress Award); Romanian International Film Festival (Best Debut),Baghdad International Film Festival (Jury Prize)
The psychological drama is developing on the highlands of the Carpathian mountains. Two brothers live in a Hutsul village very close to each other. But they are separated by a quirky and complicated story of mutual disappointments, offences, quarrels and rivalries. But one day a woman (she’s a writer) enters their remote dwelling. The brothers tell her, very sincerely and openly, all about their past common life. Since their childhood they are to share everything: mother, toys, wife, son (they don’t know who of them is the father)... The film is based on the Sweetness novel by Torgny Lindgren.
Victoria Trofimenko, Ukrainian filmmaker, screenwriter, creative producer. Graduated from the Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theater, Film and Television and the Kyiv National University of Culture and Art. Her actress’s debut: My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan film directed by Alena Demyanenko. Currently, feature films are in her focus. Her Brothers. The Final Confession feature has covered over 20 film festivals in China (Shanghai, Beijing), India (Goa, Pune), Vietnam (Hanoi), Geneve, Poland, Romania, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Iran (Bagdad) etc.