Eastern Ukraine, in the nearest future. A desert unsuitable for human habitation. Sergey, a former soldier suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder, is having trouble adapting to his new reality: a life in pieces, a land in ruins. When the smelter he works at finally shuts down, he finds an unexpected way to cope by joining the volunteer Black Tulip mission dedicated to exhuming war corpses. By working alongside Katya, he understands that a better future is possible. Will he learn to live without war and accept himself as he is?
Valentyn Vasyanovych was born in 1971 in Zhytomyr, where he graduated from the local music school. Valentin has diplomas as a cameraman and a documentary film director from the Karpenko-Kary National University of Theatre, Cinema and TV. In 2006–7 he studied at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Poland. Currently Vasyanovych is working on both documentaries and fiction films.
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- Subtitles: English
(UA, 2019, DCP, 106’)
- Association of Ukrainians in Belgium
- Embassy of the Republic of Ukraine to Belgium and Luxembourg
- Ukrainian State Film Agency