In Volyn region, in the monastery of XVI century, old people’s home is located. However, mental patients and former criminals also live there… The authors seem to fix everyday life only, watching its drift. But we see a metaphor of the socialist system of values, declared by the local manager – either Elsa Koch or “Beria in a skirt”: “Socializm is accounting! You have done good deed – write it down!”
Serhiy Bukovsky was born in 1960 in Bashkiriya, USSR. Graduated from the Karpenko-Karyy Kyiv State Theatre Institute, Film Direction Faculty. For more than ten years he worked at Ukrainian Documentary Film Studio. His 9-part documentary TV series “War. Ukrainian Account” (2003) won Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian National Award. People’s Artist of Ukraine (2008).
Tomorrow is a Holiday (1987), “And the Night Was Dark…” (1988), The Dream (1989), The Roof (1990), The Dash (1992), Dislocation (1992), Landscape. Portrait. Fruit-piece (1993), To Berlin! (1995), Ten Years of Alienation (1996), The Bridge (1999), Vilen Kaliuta. The Real Light (2000), Terra Vermelha (The Red Land) (2001), War. Ukrainian Account (2002—2003), Spell Your Name (2006), The Living (2008)