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My Father Is My Mother’s Brother

Year
2018
Country
Ukraine
Duration
76’
Director
Vadym Ilkov

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.

CREW
Director: Vadym Ilkov
Producer: Valentyn Vasianovych, Iya Myslytska, Maksym Vasyanovych
Operator: Vadym Ilkov
Editor: Vadym Ilkov
Sound: Boris Peter, Andriy Rohachov
Production
Garmata Film Studio, Valentyn Vasyanovych, vasyanovych@ukr.net
Sales
Feelsales, info@feelsales.com; Darya Bassel, daryabassel@gmail.com (festival distribution only)
Awards
2018 – Visions du Réel, Prix du Jury Régionyon, Most innovative feature film of the International Competition; Camden IFF, Cinematic Vision Award; Hot Docs, official selection
Director
Vadym Ilkov

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.

Filmography

Waltz Alchevsk (2014), My Father Is My Mother’s Brother (2018)

Blue Hall
Kyiv Cinema
vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19
Q&A with filmmaker
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
23 March 2019
21:30
Main Hall
Leipzig Cinema
Lesya Kurbasa Avenue, 8
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Friday
29 March 2019
19:00
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A. Screening with an audio descriprion
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Friday
29 March 2019
19:20
Main Hall
Lira Cinema
vul. Velyka Zhytomyrska, 40
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
30 March 2019
14:00
Main Hall
Dnipro Cinema
Yuriya Gagarina Avenue, 7
Original language with English subtitles
By tickets
Saturday
30 March 2019
14:00
Hall «LEFT»
Boomer Cinema
vul. Lavruhina, 4
Original language with English subtitles
By ticketsget ticket
Saturday
30 March 2019
14:00
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