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Solatium

DirectorChristina Tynkevych
ProducerAlla Belaya, Kamile Dementavicuite, Christina Tynekvych – Toy Cinema
WriterChristina Tynkevych, Kevin Pacey
CastAnastasia Karpenko, Stanislav Boklan, Fatima Gorbenko, Taras Kobevka, Inna Kapinos, Artem Poznya
EditorAbolfazl Talooni
CameraNikita Kuzmenko
SoundJustin Dolby
Screening4 November 2017 | 16:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
5 November 2017 | 15:30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Year2016
Length10 min
CountryUkraine/United Kingdom
SubtitlesEnglish
SectionSHORT FILMS – discovering great Eastern European talents

Anna, an ambulance doctor, arrives at a night call which brings back her painful past and challenges her moral compass.

Synopsis

Anna, an ambulance doctor, stands in line for absolution in a church in Kiev. As her turn nears, she goes over the recent tragic events in her life in her mind. Her child has been run over and killed by a drunk driver, a rich and well-connected man. Escaping justice, he turns up at the child’s funeral, offering Anna cash as a way of asking her forgiveness. A few years later, Anna is – by a chance of fate – called to the man’s house to resuscitate him after a heart attack. A short film by Christina Tynkevych, a Ukrainian director who studied film in London at the University of the Arts and University of Westminster. Her short documentary ‘’Kraina’’ has received a lot of festival attention and was long-listed for the Oscars 2017.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Film Fest Gent, 2017 – Competition for European Shorts | Odesa International Film Festival, Kyiv 2017 | Brooklyn Film Festival, New York 2017 | Atlanta Film Festival, USA 2017

Director’s bio

Christina Tynkevych grew up in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 19 she moved to London to study film at the University of Westminster and received a Master Degree in Directing at Met Film School. While working on her first short documentary ʻKraina’, she collaborated closely with Joram ten Brink, a documentary director and the producer of the Oscar-nominated film ʻThe Act of Killing’. ʻKrainaʼ eventually went to be long-listed for the Oscars 2017. Her next short film ʻSolatiumʼ was also filmed in Ukraine. Over the years, she has directed a number of music videos and fashion promos, worked as a 1st AD on features and shorts. In January 2017 she was chosen as one of the finalists for Horizon Award 2017.