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THE LIVING FIRE / ЖИВА ВАТРА

2014 / 81' / Ukraine

The film follows three men of different generations living in the Ukrainian Carpathians: Ivan is an 82-year-old retired shepherd who lives a lonely life, having recently buried his wife. At the same time, nine-year-old Ivanko is just beginning his life and studying at the county boarding school, while 39-year-old Vasyl is raising young lambs on his farm. But when spring comes, all three men will head for the mountains following the shepherd’s calling that is becoming ever more difficult to sustain in the contemporary world.

 

Screenings schedule:


19.07.2024 at 20:30, House of Cinema, 6 Saksaganskogo Street (Kyiv), Blue Hall

 

DIRECTOR - OSTAP KOSTYUK


Biography

Born in 1979 in Kolomyia, Ukraine.He graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv with a degree in History and went on to study theatreand performance at the Les Kurbas Academic Theatre.Since 1998, he's worked as an actor at the Les Kurbas Academic Theatre, the "Maisternia Pisni" Arts Centre, the GrotowskiInstitute (Wroclaw, Poland) and LaMaMa Theatre (New York, USA) and as a musician he has fronted several successfulmusic projects including "BAI: Hutsul Mystery," "Banda Arkan," "Tatosh Banda," and "Hych Orchestr." He is also amusic curator at the DZYGA Cultural Centre in Lviv.


Selected filmography

  • Manu I kapusta (Manu et le chou) (2011)

  • The Living Fire (2014)

 

Producer: Daniil Vulitsky, Gennady Kofman, Olha Beskhmelnytsina

Screenwriter: Ostap Kostyuk

DOP: Oleksandr Pozdnyakov, Mykyta Kuzmenko

Composer: Alla Zahaikevych

Cast: Ivan Mikhailyuk, Ivan Besashchuk, Vasyl Tonyuk

Production: National Cinematheque of Ukraine

Sales agent: MaGiKa Film


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