Ukraine, France, Poland


Donbas, 2019. The prospect of a new Russian invasion hangs in the air, while the sound of the gunfire resulting from the old one can still be heard in the distance. In this seemingly bleak wartime setting, five teenagers start to think seriously about their future. Their energy, enthusiasm, and hope allow them to fully live out their last golden hours of childhood despite the circumstances. The members of this imaginative band of dreamers paint, take photographs, fantasise about acting careers, or becoming the next Elon Musk. They rebel, ride the waves of adventure, walk into minefields and sunbathe by a local lake. They dream of escaping not only from the war, but also – like teenagers all over the world – from the boredom of a small town. Then, an opportunity to embark on a long journey all the way to Nepal unexpectedly arises. Will their dream of conquering the world come true?

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Alisa Kovalenko

Written by: Alisa Kovalenko

Main Producer: Yana Kalmykova, Valeriy Kalmykov, Aleksey Kobelev, Stephane Siohan, Kasia Kuczynska, Tomasz Morawski

Cinematography: Serhiy Stetsenko, Alisa Kovalenko

Editing: Maryna Maykovska, Kasia Boniecka

Original Score: Wojciech Frycz

Sound: Mariia Nesterenko

Nominations and Awards

  • Documentary Selection 2023