Koss is an undisputed king of the shooting game Quake, and he dreams to become a world champion. The enormous amount of time he spends at the computer screen is destroying relationships with his mother and causing problems at the college.
Saturday / 02.04.2016 / 19:00
New Horizons Art House Cinema, 19a-21 Kazimierza Wielkiego St
Enter is free
Ukraine, 2011, 92 min.
directed by Oleg Sentsov
screenplay by Oleg Sentsov
dir. photography: Egor Petryk, Evgenia Vradyi, Gennadi Veselkov
cast: Vladislav Zhuk, Aleksandr Fedotov, Zhanna Biriuk
producers: Oleg Sentsov, Olga Zhurzhenko
production: Cry Cinema with the support of Ukrainian State Film Agency
awards: in 2012, the Gamer was awarded by many international film festivals. The film has participated in the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Go East International Film Festival (Wiesbaden, Germany), Molodist International Film Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine), International Independent Film Festival KinoLev (Lviv, Ukraine), Minsk International Film Festival Listapad (Minsk, Belarus). It has won the award of the Guild of Film Critics at the Spirit of Fire Film Festival in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia).
A guy nicknamed Koss lives in a small town, he is a perfect gamer. Koss misses classes, conflicts with his mother; he is admired by fans, trains a lot and wants to be the best. Finally, he goes to the World Cup and takes the second place there. Koss returns home as a hero…
Gamer is a debut feature film by Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced to 20 years by the Russian military court for ‘terrorist attacks’ in Crimea. Oleg Sentsov’s case has caused the global campaign calling for filmmaker’s release, and it was joined by numerous world-famous film artists and directors, including Agnieszka Holland, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Pedro Almodóvar. Ada Rogovtseva, the renowned Ukrainian actress, in her video appeal calls all people to facilitate the release ofan innocent man.
The Polish Film Academy announced an indefinite action in Sentsov’s support. The action was started during the Orly Awards gala.
2008: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, short film
2009: Bull Horn, short film
2011: Gamer, feature film
2013: Rhinoceros, feature film