Ukraine, 1996. 5 months before the moratorium on the death penalty. Two old friends - a police detective and a forensic psychiatrist - are investigating the murder of a colleague whose widow both of them loved when they were young. Immersed in memories of the past, they unconsciously create a future in which their children will have to live, reaping the fruits of their parents' lost hopes.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Philip Sotnychenko

Written by: Philip Sotnychenko

Produced by: Halyna Kryvorchuk, Valeria Sochyvets, Sashko Chubko

Cinematography: Volodymyr Usyk

Editing: Philip Sotnychenko

Production Design: Marharyta Kulyk

Costume Design: Volodymyr Kuznetsov

Make-Up & Hair: Asya Sutyagina

Sound: Igor Kazmirchuk, Sergiy Avdeev, Oleh Holovoshkin

Visual Effects: Amina Hadzhyieva

Casting: Alla Samoylenko

Cast: Andrii Zhurba (Oleksandr), Novruz Pashayev (Ilgar), Valeria Oleynikova (Morika), Olena Mamchur (Olena), Oleksandr Parkhomenko (Bohdan)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2023