24 October, 15:00 · Cinema City — room 8
Vadym is a 25-year-old composer and a sound recordist living in Kyiv. Having experienced many setbacks in both his professional and personal life, he gets a chance to start it all over. Just a simple task ― to record the sounds of the Transcarpathian animals ― could be his chance to leave the uncomfortable Ukraine behind and move to the much desired Canada. However, things get complicated when the main companion in the job turns out to be ― Vadym’s mother… And so the journey of mother and son begins. It’s spring and the nature blossoms all around. They travel through the beautiful landscapes of the Western-Carpathian Ukraine, where at each stop Vadym chases animals with his recorder: the Eurasian beaver, the red deer, the European hare… but most desired of all is the mysterious Rakhiv mallard (Anas rakhivus), which, if found, will get Vadym the biggest money reward.
|Antonio Lukich, Valeria Kalchenko
|Andriy Lidagovskiy, Irma Vitovska-Vantsa
|Alla Belaya, Dmytro Sukhanov
|MFF w Karlowych Warach / Karlovy Vary IFF – Specjalna Nagroda Jury / Special Jury Prize (2019); MFF w Odessie / Odesa IFF – Nagroda Publiczności w Konkursie Narodowym, Najlepsze Aktorstwo, Nagroda FIPRESCI / Audience Award of the National Competition, Best Acting, FIPRESCI Prize (2019)
Antonio Lukich was born in Uzhgorod, Western Ukraine. He studied directing at Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary University. His graduation short film It Was Showering in Manchester was awarded Best Short Film at Odesa IFF 2016. My Thoughts Are Silent is his debut feature.