State of Emergency
Ivan Prykhodko is one of the last folk artists in Ukraine. He is self-taught, but everything he creates with a paintbrush or a chisel turns into art – sometimes naive, but honest. Ivan is one of those people whose worldview and inner world only generate beauty and joy. One day, the master is invited to the Mystetskyi Arsenal to exhibit his work in the country’s main exhibition centre. But will our protagonist be able to swap his rural house for urban chaos, and the floods of Dnipro for gallery halls full of art critics?
Gennady Kofman, Olha Beskhmelnytsina
State of Emergency
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The Hamlet Syndrome
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Cry My River
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All Light, Everywhere
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Peace and Tran-quility
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Fortress Mariupol. Orest
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The Balcony Movie
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The Last Generation
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Plai. A Mountain Path
This is the story of people who rebel against the injustices of life, and bravely take all the blows of fate. They are both dissident and obedient, like the mountains that surround them.
The Bright Path
Stanislav was reporting from his native city of Donetsk for various Ukrainian media after part of the Donbas region fell under the control of Russia-backed separatist militants in May 2014. In 2017 Stanislav was taken captive.