Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a technician. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her for twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.

Directors Statement

In my film I want to show the lost generation of Ukrainians. The protagonists were born when the Soviet empire collapsed. They matured and began to build their own world when the young Ukraine had not yet taken shape.

One scene in this film shows the protagonist go through the crowd in the market with antennas on his back. They look like the skeletons of torn wings, and protagonist as a mythological Icarus, who has not achieved his idealistic goal.

I used to live in little town, where time stopped. And for me, it is very important to show generation of Ukrainians, who lost their dreams and became lonely people.

Director's Biography

Born in Ukraine in 1990, Pavlo Ostrikov graduated from the National Aviation University in Kiev before taking screenwriting classes at the New York Film Academy. A member of the public organization Contemporary Ukrainian cinema. Pavlo Ostrikov is also a stand-up comedian.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Pavlo Ostrikov

Written by: Pavlo Ostrikov

Produced by: Yurii Minzianov

Cinematography: Kyryl Shlyamin

Editing: Yevgen Golovanchuk

Production Design: Diana Todoratieva

Costume Design: Natalia Marcilenko

Make-Up & Hair: Diana Todoratieva

Original Score: Braty Gzhegozhevsky, Trio Marenych

Sound Design: Serzh Avdeev

Animation: Kyryl Shlyamin

Main Cast: Oleksandr Pozharsky, Lesya Ostrovska

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2018