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The Distant Barking of Dogs

Year
2017
Country
Denmark, Finland, Sweden
Duration
86’
Director
Simon Lereng Wilmont

The film follows 10-year-old Oleh, whose life has been turned upside down by the ongoing war in East Ukraine. Oleh lives with his beloved grandmother Oleksandra in a small house in a village on the frontline. Most people have left the village, but Oleh and Oleksandra love their life together there, and want to stay on and take care of each other. But life is becoming more and more difficult and the war does not seem to end.

CREW
Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Producer: Monica Weston
Operator: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Editor: Michael Aaglund
Sound: Peter Albrechtsen, Heikki Kossi, Pietu Korhonen
Production
Final Cut For Real, Monica Weston, +4535436043, monica@final-cut.dk
Sales
Cinephil – Philippa Kowarsky Production Ltd., Philippa Kowarsky, +97235664129, info@cinephil.co.il
Director
Simon Lereng Wilmont

Simon Lereng Wilmont graduated as a documentary film director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. He holds a BA in Japanese. His film Above the Ground, Beneath the Sky won Best Short at Vision du Réel, Dormitory Master won the Gold Panda award at the Sichuan TV Festival. His first feature documentary, Travelling with Mr. T, was co-directed with Andreas Dalsgaard and nominated for a Nordic Dox Award. Wilmont has also directed the documentaries Chikara – The Sumo Wrestler’s Son, which was screened at a number of international festivals, and The Distant Barking of Dogs, which was selected for competition at IDFA.

 

Filmography

Selected: Ramona's Journey (2004), Above the Ground, Beneath the Sky (2008), Dormitory Master (2009), Travelling with Mr. T (2012), Chikara – The Sumo Wrestler’s Son (2014)

Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with film crew and protagonists
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Wednesday
28 March 2018
19:00
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with film crew
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Thursday
29 March 2018
12:15
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Friday
30 March 2018
16:45
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