Immigration resembles a postponed stage of the Lacanian mirror: a traumatic moment of distancing from your ideal ‘self’, from an imaginary mother’s uterus. It is an insight of a negative kind that brings me knowledge which I will never lose. This film is a farewell to my old home, a mosaic of my childhood memories, and a weeping psalm to the identity which I left behind. It is also a celebration of the birth of a new person. In emotional pain I die to be re-born.
Oksana Karpovych was born in 1990 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a cultural studies graduate from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Since 2013 she has been living in Montreal, Quebec, where she worked as a teacher of Ukrainian literature, and where she is pursuing her degree in film production at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Concordia University.
Barsyk (2016), André Levesque Missionnaire (2016)