Languages: Russian, Ukrainian with English subtitles
Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Cast: Roman Lutskyi, Andriy Rymaruk, Stanislav Aseyev, Oleksandr Danyliuk
Genres: Drama, War
Distributor: Film Movement
Ukrainian surgeon and a prisoner of war Serhiy is forced to witness horrifying scenes of humiliation and violence at the hands of the Russian invaders, his medical background co-opted to dispense mercy killings to the tortured. After his release, he returns to his comfortable middle-class apartment, still suffering from the trauma of his experiences. Looking inward, Serhiy tries to find a purpose in life by rebuilding his relationship with his daughter and ex-wife, learning how to be a human being again through being a father.
"A remarkable work from a remarkable director who is perhaps still weighing up the demands of uncompromising rigour and those of accessibility." -Jonathan Romney, Screen International