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Prix - Sélection officielle 

FIFB Bruxelles - Meilleur documentaire

Visions du Réel / État Généraux du film documentaire / Gindou Cinéma / Traces de vies / Festival luttes et résistances / LIFF Lebanese Independent Film Festival

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.

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

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