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Quiet Place

Year
2012
Country
Україна
Duration
26’
Director
Olesya Bortnyak

In the heart of Ukrainian capital there is a workshop where mentally disabled people produce ??hundreds of envelopes daily, for the needs of the Ukrainian post service. There is a special time dimension and rhythm about this place. All the events in the film dissolve in the workshop’s mundane vibrations; the entire universe is concentrated here. The film is woven out of observations. Jura is one of the patients, “a man in the case" type... He is a funny, and yet a tragic, ironic character who has a small unfulfilled dream - to repair his camera, thus making a gift for himself.

Production
National Dovzhenko Studio, 44, Peremohy Prospekt, Kyiv, Ukraine, +380 44 456 9231, www.dovzhenkofilm.com
Director
Olesya Bortnyak

Olesya Bortnyak was born in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine. She studied at the Karpenko-Kary National University of Theatre, Film and TV. Olesya worked as a director at the Ukrainian television and as a journalist at Radio Liberty. She directed 8 short films. Olesya’s film Elegy took part in the young filmmakers’ competition at GoEast Film Festival in 2009.  Olesya’s documentary project Mission of Aishe was a winner of Polish Academy of Document in Kiev and is a participant of International Academy of Document Dragon Forum 2012.

Filmography

Elegy, The Last Auction, Dju-Djania, Des tut bula podolianochka, Mission of Aishe, Bilospivy

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