MAY 9TH

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  • Director – Mariia Ponomarova
  • Producer – Perfectionist Media Production & Nederlandse Filmacademie
  • DOP – Oleksii Kuchma, Mikko Keskiivari, Mariia Ponomarova
  • Sound – Sergio Gonzalez Cuervo
  • Editing – Pedro Collantes
  • Duration – 8 min
  • Year – 2015

Description:

«My birthday is the brightest day of my life. My birthday always starts at the cemetery.» This is the autobiographical film about the perceiving intertwining meanings of life and death that I started to experience from the very beginning of my life – from a day of my birthday. The day that I always started at the grave of my grandpa who worked for KGB. I was lucky (or not) to be born on May 9th – Ukrainian national commemoration day of the WWII. Oblivion and memory, obeying the tradition and wish to celebrate the life – all things had mixed on that graveyard. But once I received a chance to escape from there.

Screening on: 22 October

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