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One Day in Ukraine

Volodymyr Tykhyy
Screening time  
27.03. / Monday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  
28.03. / Tuesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3  

This film plays out in Ukraine on a single day: March 14, 2022, the 2944th day of the Russian-Ukrainian War. In the last few weeks, intense warfare has surreally mixed places and people and created a post-apocalyptic dimension revealing new qualities and roles. Thousands of Kyivans have moved to live in subway stations. The capital city’s previously calm suburbs have been transformed into battle zones of destruction and looting by Russian occupiers. People no longer live according to workdays or weekends, counting instead the number of days since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine… The film presents this day in the lives of a pop music star, video engineer, historian, art restorer, polar researcher, and pensioner, who were all forced to radically change their lives.


Volodymyr Tykhyy

Volodymyr Tykhyy (1971, Chervonograd, Ukraine) graduated from Kyiv State Institute of Theatrical Art in 1997. During the 1990s he completed several shorts, the most popular being Mermaid that participated in more than 80 festivals. His feature film debut, Car Washer (2010) was screened in Karlovy Vary IFF. In 1999 Volodymyr created and runned TV show SV Show with Verka Serduchka. He is the author, director and co-producer of the project Mudaky (Fuckers. Arabesques) and Ukraine, Goodbye!, almanacs of short films, participated in the Berlinale, Silver leopard of Locarno IFF 2012, Clermont Ferrand 2013 and was a nominee for European academy award. In 2013 he finished his film The Green Jacket, which was in competition at the San Sebastian IFF, Warsaw IFF and Tbilisi IFF. Brama (The Gateway) (2017) and Lethal Kittens (2020) became significant events in Ukrainian cinemas. Recently he has been directing the documentary web-series Babylon’13 dedicated to social and cultural revolution in Ukraine starting from 2013.

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Volodymyr Tykhyy

Poland, Ukraine
2022, 78'

Directed by:
Volodymyr Tykhyy

Screenplay by:
Volodymyr Tykhyy

Yevhen Kozeko, Serhii Stetsenko, Iaroslav Pilunskiy, Ihor Ivanko, Illya Yehorov, Ivan Bannikov, Roman Liubyi, Oleksandr Shkrabak, Ihor Lutsenko, Maksym Ruban, Yuri Gruzinov, Yuri Pupyrin

Edited by:
Volodymyr Tykhyy, Ivan Bannikov

Mykyta Moiseiev

Igor Savychenko, Volodymyr Tykhyy, Kamil Rutkowski

Festivals & Awards:

Sheffield DocFest: Special Mention (2022), Kharkiv MeetDocs (2022), Warsaw FF (2022), Kaohsiung FF (2022), RIDM (2022)