Ukraine, Germany, 2018, 106 min.
Scriptwriters: Alla Tyutyunnik, Roman Bondarchuk, Darya Averchenko
Lukas, an interpreter for an OSCE inspection, is stranded near a small southern Ukrainian town. He finds shelter at the home of a colourful local called Vova, and encounters an entirely different universe. Then he falls in love with his host’s daughter Marushka and his contempt for provincial life melts away and sets him on a quest for a happiness he had never known could exist.
Born in Kherson in 1982. Graduated from the Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Film and Television University (class of Yuri Illienko). He is co-director of “Euromaidan Rough Cut”. He has made a number of shorts, documentaries and music videos. The documentary “Ukrainian Sheriffs” won a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2015. Bondarchuk is art director of Docudays UA, the International Human Rights Film Festival in Kyiv.