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2019 / 63' / Ukraine

For many years, Ivan Vasyliovych has been the trade union leader at Ivano-Frankivsk TeploKomunEnergo, a municipal heating company in western Ukraine. His magnum opus is the trade union choir for mechanics, repairmen, dispatchers, book-keepers and other employees. Is it possible to warm up customer's cold radiators with the power of Ukrainian folk song?


Screenings schedule:

13.07.2024 at 19:00, House of Cinema, 6 Saksaganskogo Street (Kyiv), Hall 6




Nadia Parfan is a Ukrainian film producer, film director, cultural scholar, civic activist, and co-founder of the International Festival of Film and Urbanism "86" in Slavutych, the online cinema Takflix, and the documentary film distribution company 86PROKAT. She is a member of the Ukrainian Film Academy.

She studied cultural studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and social anthropology at Central European University. In 2014-2015, she attended a documentary directing course at the Wajda School.

In 2018, Nadia, together with producer Illia Hladshtein, founded the production company Phalanstery Films, which provides a full range of local production services for international documentary and television projects. In July 2019, her first feature-length documentary film Heat Singers premiered at the Odesa International Film Festival; the world premiere of the film took place at the Visions du Réel festival in Switzerland.

Selected filmography

  • Reve ta Stohne on Tour (2016)

  • Heat Singers (2019)

  • Women Who Play (2021)

  • I Did Not Want to Make a War Film (2022)

  • It's a Date (2023)


Producer: Illia Gladshtein

Screenwriter: Nadia Parfan

DOP: Dmytro Burko, Vasyl Goshovsky

Composer: Margaryta Kulichova

Production: Phalanstery Films


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