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Technical specs.

Duration : 1h12

Year : 2018

Genre: Documentary

Director : Artem Iurchenko

Screenplay : Artem Iurchenko

Editor : Charlotte Tourrès
Photography : Artem Iurchenko

Sound : Artem Iurchenko

Production: GoGoGo Films (De Films en Aiguille) & Survivance

Broadcaster : Tënk

Co-production: et Vosges TV

Financing : Ardèche Images, CNC, Procirep Angoa

Synopsis

2014, in Ukraine. In the city-centre of Kiev, protected from the outside world, this is where Vladimir devotes himself to teaching precise lines, in between cups of coffee. Time seems suspended here, while fragments of the present infiltrate the workshop: the sounds and images of the revolution that is rumbling on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) get this far, against the will of Vladimir, who is reluctant to recognise that his country’s history may influence his life or his work. And yet, the fine line of his pencil represents all the violence of the past, of the present and perhaps already a future war, which explodes. Artem Iurchenko also studied in this workshop as one of Vladimir’s pupils. For him, to come back here with his camera means creating a breach, opening a door, initiating a movement. He circulates between the interior and the exterior, from the frozen décor of the studio, haunted by still lives, to the constantly reconstructed scene of the barricades on the square, then the departure of its conscripts towards Donbass.

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Artem IURCHENKO

Artem Lurchenko, born in 1987 in Kiev, student of the workshop of engraving and printing art of National Polytechnic University of Ukraine. Upon his arrival in France in 2008, he completed a Master 2 in Art Media at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Angers, where in 2013 he directed his first film, Pustinki-Hlinitzi. Then he did a Master 2 in documentary filmmaking at Lussas in 2014 and on this occasion directed Atelier #5, a short documentary film which prefigures Les jours maudits.

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