Supported project

CHRYSANTHEMUM DAY

Dec 11, 2023

To the victory
  • Director: Simon Mozghovyi
  • Scriptwriter: Simon Mozghovyi
  • Countries: Ukraine / Netherlands
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country of shooting: Ukraine, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Language: Ukrainian
  • Duration: 90 min

SYNOPSIS

A story of relations between a young medical doctor and her patient – an old “flower-woman” known as a healer, who mysteriously survives a nuclear explosion, having completely lost her memory and identity.
With clear orders to achieve results, the doctor manages to bring back some memories bit by bit, but these remembrances become unbearable for the old Healer. The doctor then realizes that if she dies, there might be no future for humanity…

CONTACT

Ukrainian producer
Mainstream Pictures (74%)

Daryna Zakharova
d.k.zakharova@gmail.com

Producer from a contributing country
Windmill Film (Netherlands – 26%)

Annemiek van der Hell
annemiek@windmillfilm.com 

AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT FOR FINALISATION: 75 000 €

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Date of the decision : December 11th 2023

    THE DIRECTOR

    Valentyn Vasyanovych
    Simon Mozgovyi is the director and scriptwriter of the film.He studied Cinema and Television Arts at the Kharkiv State Academy of Culture (B.A.). After graduating in 2013, he went on to study an advanced-level course in dramaturgy in Kyiv, where he began acting at the DAKH Theatre (2013-2018). Now, he works as a freelance filmmaker. Simon’s documentary film The Winter Garden’s Tale (2018) premiered at Ji.hlava IDFF, and then participated in DOK Leipzig, Full Frame, Docudays UA, and others. His filmography includes the documentaries Salt from Bonneville (2021), and Orpheus Is Standing On The Bank Of The Styx (short, 2022). Now he is working on his directorial feature fiction debut Chrysanthemum Day (2024, in progress), and collective feature documentary triptych The Days I Would Like To Forget (2024-2026, in progress).

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