Askania Reserve


Diverse species of both animals and men live in Askania Reserve. But will they survive inevitable change and challenges?


DIRECTOR
Andriy Lytvynenko

LANGUAGE
Ukrainian, Russian

SUBTITLES
None

AVAILABILITY
World
Marisya Nіkіtyuk

When the trees fall (18+)

The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. Yearning to be self made, the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy abandoning him for traditional values and other people's opinions. Larysa's mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom?

 


Roman Bondarchuk

Volcano

Lucas goes to the Crimea border as an OSCE mission member. After several strange coincidences, Lucas is left alone in a small town in southern Ukraine where he meets a local weirdo Vova. Following Vova, Lucas slowly sinks into the life of the Ukrainian province where things seem completely detached from any logic or structure.

 


Olena Dem'yanenko

Hutsulka Xenya

1938. In the Carpathian village of Vorokhta, home to the most beautiful hutsulka named Xenya, former villagers arrive and nowadays are American immigrants in order to find a bride for young Yaro. He will receive his millionth inheritance, provided he marries a conscious Ukrainian. Western Ukraine has two weeks to annex ...

 


Nadia Parfan

Heat singers

For many years, Ivan Vasyliovych has been the trade union leader at Ivano-Frankivsk TeploKomunEnergo, a municipal heating company in western Ukraine. His magnum opus is the trade union choir for mechanics, repairmen, dispatchers, book-keepers and other employees.
Is it possible to warm up customer's cold radiators with the power of Ukrainian folk song?

 


Korniy Hrytsiuk

2020. Deserted Country

A Canadian film director arrives in the biggest country of Europe and discovers that everyone has left. During his expedition, he finds just several people scattered across the territory and figures out the reason why everyone left and how to live in an uninhabited land.