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Graduation 97

DirectorPavlo Ostrikov
ProducerYuri Minzyanov – Kristi Films
WriterPavlo Ostrikov
CastOlesya Ostrovska, Oleksandr Pozharsky, Oksana Ilnytska
EditorYevgen Golovanchuk
CameraKyryl Shlyamin
SoundSerzh Avdeev
Screening4 November 2017 | 16:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
5 November 2017 | 15:30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Original TitleVYPUSK ’97
Length19 min
SectionSHORT FILMS – Discovering great Eastern European talents

A refreshing, different take on Ukraine. The lonely life of a man in a provincial city gets an unexpected twist when his first love comes back after 20 years. This short film was nominated for the European Film Awards 2017! Dutch Premiere


TV repairman Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial town until his classmate Lyuda comes back for the first time since the school graduation. Nobody has heard from her for more than twenty years and now Roman is trying not to lose her again. Directed by Pavlo Ostrikov, a new voice from Ukraine. The film was awarded the Best Short Film at Odesa IFF and nominated for the European Film Awards at Locarno IFF.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Odesa International Film Festival, Ukraine 2017 – Best Short Film | Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland 2017 – Nominated for the European Film Awards