Fri 12 July | 17:30 | Pálás Screen 2

2024 | Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Rep. | 126’

Ukrainian, English (English Subtitles)

Director Roman Bondarchuk’s film, which premiered at the Berlinale, opens in the wild steppes of southern Ukraine, where a young nature researcher, Yura, is looking for an endangered species of groundhog, but instead witnesses a crime. Eager to expose the truth, Yura takes his photo evidence to the local newspaper’s editorial office. However, he quickly realises that nobody there cares about pursuing justice. While a big war is looming over the horizon, Yura’s naive worldview is splintering in a storm of fake news, rigged political elections, and mysterious cult rituals.

Irish Premiere  |  Post-show discussion will follow

Director: Roman Bondarchuk
Writers: Dar’ya Averchenko, Alla Tyutyunnyk, Roman Bondarchuk
Producers: Dar’ya Averchenko, Darya Bassel
Cast: Dmytro Bahnenko, Zhanna Ozirna, Rymma Ziubina, Andrii Kyrylchu, Oleksandr Shmal, Vasyl Kukharskyi, Maksym Kurochkin, Oleksandr Hannochenko, Serhii Ivanov, Serhiy Stepansky

Principal funder