Klondike (CinEast Presents)

As part of the Ukrainian Days


Klondaik Ukraine-Turquie 2022 | Maryna Er Gorbach | vostEN | 100' | digital | Cast : Oxana Cherkashyna, Sergey Shadrin, Oleg Scherbina

► Best Director (World Cinema Dramatic Competition), Sundance 2022

► In partnership with CinEast and in collaboration with LUkraine asbl


The story of a Ukrainian family living in the Donbas region at the start of the war. Pregnant with her first child, Irka refuses to leave their house even as the village is being captured by armed forces. Shortly after, they find themselves at the centre of an international air-crash catastrophe…


« A perfect, absurdist tone. Gorbach expertly balances levity in the midst of all this trauma, with Cherkashyna’s comic timing the glue. The last 30 minutes in particular include two striking set pieces, showcasing Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi’s stunning cinematography and Cherkashyna’s dramatic range. » (RogerEbert.com)


« In Er Gorbach’s potent film, shot in unbroken, unblinking takes that observe obscene violence and destruction with cold candor, Irka’s resistance to warfare is at once fierce and futile. The air of chaos is kept in check by the stark formal rigor of Er Gorbach’s filmmaking. Acting as her own editor, she’s sparing with her cuts, opting to reveal key information either through long, patient pans, or by letting human interactions play out in full, sometimes in the middle distance, as the camera plants itself and watches. » (Variety)

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Tarif plein 3.7 €
Tarif réduit 2.4 €
Kulturpass 1.5 €


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