• An ukrainian youth



Zoya Laktionova

Zoya Laktionova
Mariupol is now synonymous with siege and destruction. But for filmmaker-photographer Zoya Laktionova (b. 1984)—see also Maria Stoianova’s Ma—her home town’s waterside has long been a complex, painful locus of memory. Laktionova’s collaboration with fellow Kyiv resident Tetiana Kornieieva (b.1993), a graphic-designer and illustrator, yields a hauntingly melancholic snapshot of littoral landscapes which already exude a post-apocalyptic air even before 2022’s onslaught. Stark scenes are counterpointed by narration recalling joyous seaside childhoods from bygone decades—before the tide’s tragic turn. (N.Y.)

  • An ukrainian youth

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Ukraine / 2018 / Couleur / 12’

Original version : russian
Subtitles : english
Script : Zoya Laktionova
Photography : Zoya Laktionova
Editing : Mykola Bazarkin
Sound : Andrii Borysenko
Production : Nadia Parfan (86PROKAT).