Supported project

THE SHADOWS

May 15, 2023

To the victory
  • Director: Polina Kelm
  • Scriptwriter: Polina Kelm
  • Countries: Ukraine / Lithuania
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country of shooting: Ukraine
  • Language: Ukrainian / Russian
  • Duration: 90 min

SYNOPSIS

The shadows is about homelessness, but not about hopelessness. The difference between them it’s just one letter. But at the same time it’s an abyss. This story began three years ago as an observation of the photographer Sasha Chekmenyov during his work with the homeless. It was supposed to be a film about another world that we wish to ignore.

CONTACT

Ukrainian producer
Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema (12 %)

Valeria Sochyvets
sochyvets@gmail.com

Producer from a contributing country
Vsl Anaben (Lithuania – 24 %)

Bernardas Andriusis
bernardas@anaben.eu

AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT: 47 680 €

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Date of the decision : May 15th 2023

    THE DIRECTOR

    Valentyn Vasyanovych
    Polina Kelm is a Ukrainian director and scriptwriter. She graduated from Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and TV University as a film director in 2010. Her script for The Rain won Best Script prize at the ISFF Prolog (Ukraine, 2005). The House won The Special Prize of the “Cinema” Young Cinematographers Centre at the ISFF START IV (Baku, Azerbaijan, 2007). In 2012, she played as an actress in the film Lifespan Of The Object In Frame by A. Balagura. In 2013, she wrote and directed the documentary short film Posytyv, which was nominated in several film festivals, such as DocudaysUA, Jihlava IDFF, DOK Leipzig and HotDocs.

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