• Maryna Er Gorbach
  • Ukraine, Turkey
  • 2022
  • 100'
  • Klondike

It is July 2014 and war is breaking out in Donbas. Expectant parents Irka and Tolik live near the Ukrainian-Russian border. The nervous anticipation of their child’s birth is rudely interrupted by the crash of a Malaysian airplane and the bombing of their house. While the villagers flee before the advancing Russian army, Irka refuses to leave her home and stubbornly devotes herself to daily chores and repairs on their home. Meanwhile, the ideologically undecided Tolik tries to please both sides in order to protect his family. This powerful and relevant drama is Ukraine’s Oscar entry, also awarded for Best Directing at Sundance.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Maryna Er Gorbach

Ukrainian film director. After studying at the Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, she graduated from the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. Since 2017, she has been a member of the European Film Academy. For his latest film Klondike (2022), she won the award for best direction at Sundance and the Ecumenical Jury Award at the Berlinale. The film is this year’s Ukrainian Oscar candidate.


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Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival – World Dramatic Directing Award; Berlin Int'l Film Festival – Ecumenic Jury Prize; Seattle Int’l Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize; Fribourg Film Festival – Grand Prix, Critics Prize for Best Film, Young Jury Special Mention

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