This film documents the life of one of the oldest and largest European markets – Pryvoz Market – in the beautiful Ukrainian city of Odessa. Passion on both sides of the counter, loaders’ dreams, the hidden fantasies of fish sellers… Security guards and the flea market manager share their thoughts about the universe and the meaning of life, about the past, the present, the future, and gypsy predictions.
“A wonderful observational documentary. The current situation in Ukraine adds a powerful poignancy to a film which celebrates the variety of humanity in the everyday activities of city life.” — WF
There are all kinds of townsfolk at the market. They are exposed and revealed. Everybody comes here, and everyone finds something. Those who search for miracles or metamorphosis – in destiny, human soul, or time – will not leave Pryvoz with empty hands.
Director: Eva Neymann
Writer: Eva Neymann
Producers: Gennady Kofman & Olga Beskhmelnytsina