International documentary film festival
April 14 - 21, 2024
Kaptol Boutique Cinema, Zagreb

Object 817 (Αντικείμενο 817)

Olga Lucovnicova

Object 817

Somewhere deep in the Ural, abandoned buildings are holding more than just memories of the past. They also bear witness to a secret that has plagued the community since the Stalin era. Local people speak about strange events that occurred decades ago, leading to the gradual extinction of their once-bustling community. Transported back in time, we discover a home footage taken at the local police station in the ’90, where a group of people examine an unusual creature believed to be of extraterrestrial origin. Today “The Kysthym Alien” has its own monument, poems and songs, but the strange events surrounding the creature’s discovery remain shrouded in secrecy. The film takes us on a journey of discovery aiming to unravel the dark truth that has been haunting this community for so long.

Belgium 2024, '21

DIRECTOR: Olga Lucovnicova

SCENARIO: Olga Lucovnicova

CAMERA: Artur Sokolov, Olga Lucovnicova, Victor Zavyalov, Vadim Vorontzov

MONTAGE: Jan De Coster, Olga Lucovnicova

MUSIC: Matthias Dewilde

PRODUCERS: Frederik Nicolai, Annabel Verbeke

PRODUCTION: While We’ re Here


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Olga Lucovnicova

Olga Lucovnicova

Olga Lucovnicova is a Moldovan documentary filmmaker based in Belgium. She studied cinematography at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts of Moldova and documentary filmmaking at Doc Nomads. As a filmmaker, Olga is particularly interested in people and personal stories, which can generate social changes and create a platform for discussion. One of her first films I Do Not Hate You, Death... (2015) won Best Moldovan Film at IDFF Cronograf. My Uncle Tudor (2021) is her latest film. 


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