Thurs 11 July | 11:00 | Pálás Screen 2

2023 | Ukraine, Germany, Georgia, Russia | 90’

Russian, Ukrainian (English Subtitles)

Twin Fences begins as an investigation into the Soviet architect, Boris Lakhman, who created an iconic concrete fence that covers 40% of Eurasia. This design can be seen from Russia to Ukraine, and touches Afghanistan, Belarus, Armenia and more. Filmmaker Yana Osman embarks on this journey, confronting her own cultural complexities as the daughter of Ukrainian and Afghani parents.

“This is my journey from material fences to metaphorical fences through my three homelands – Afghanistan, Russia and Ukraine in an attempt to answer the question: “Who creates fences?”” – Yana Osman

Irish Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Yana Osman

Principal funder