FILMS BEYOND BORDERS

Festival Trailer

Films

THE FORGOTTEN

Director: Daria Onyshchenko     Genre: Drama

In occupied Donbas, 30-year-old teacher Nina witnesses student Andrii get arrested for raising the Ukrainian flag, prompting her to risk her life to free him. As they gravitate towards each other, they try to remind others and themselves they deserve a future, too. Contains scenes of a sexual nature and violence. Age rating: 18+



THE GATEWAY

Director: Volodymyr Tykhyy     Genre: Mystical thriller

Inside the Chornobyl exclusion zone, Baba Prisia, the family matriarch, consorts with water nymphs, eats a diet filled with hallucinogenic mushrooms and claims to have personally stabbed 12 SS soldiers to death during World War II. She lives together with her chronically ill daughter Slava and grandson Vovchyk. Unexpectedly, their measured life comes to an end – Baba Prisia receives a mystical warning about an impending catastrophe. Contains scenes of a sexual nature and violence. Age rating: 15+



HOME GAMES

Director: Alisa Kovalenko     Genre: Documentary

Alina has almost made it from rags to riches – from growing up on the streets to becoming a 20-year-old football star. But a series of personal tragedies force her to cut short her dreams and take on the role of carer to her two younger siblings. The documentary offers a hard look at the reality of battling poverty, at the strengths of women and at the prospect of new beginnings.



Train: Kyiv-War

Director: Korniy Hrytsiuk     Genre: Documentary

Dramatic real footage follows the stories of passengers on the Kyiv-Kostiantynivka
line – a twelve-hour journey from Ukraine’s peaceful capital to a small city in the east, right on the frontline of the war with Russia. People from various backgrounds with different political views all travel side by side. They talk, debate, even quarrel. But they all move in the same direction, and at least agree on one thing: the wish for peace.