In this touching family narrative, a bohemian singer/artist becomes a father to his five-year-old niece when his sister's mental health deteriorates, and finds himself awkwardly balancing fairy tales and playtime with his rowdy nightlife and provocative art.
Vadym Ilkov graduated from Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University in 2000. In 2010 Vadym was the recipient of scholarship Gaude Polonia (Poland), a cinematography scholarship. He has worked as a director of photography on a number of fiction, documentary and animated films. His recent projects as a DoP include Mariupolis, dir. Mantas Kvedaravičius (world premiere at Berlinale 2016) and Volcano, dir. Roman Bondarchuk (world premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF 2018). Vadym is one of the organisers of the first Ukrainian open-air festival Sheshory (later called ArtPole). It existed for 12 years and combined diverse fields of art. It significantly changed the Ukrainian cultural landscape. His directorial debut is Waltz Alchevsk. My Father Is My Mother’s Brother is Vadym Ilkov’s first feature doc.
Waltz Alchevsk (2014), My Father Is My Mother’s Brother (2018)