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Roses. Film-Cabaret

Year
2021
Country
Ukraine
Duration
77’
Director
Irena Stetsenko
A tragicomic musical documentary exploring the heights of the cabaret genre in the modern world, following the seven female artists of the intellectual freak cabaret ‘Dakh Daughters Band’. Zooming in on each of the artists one by one, we discover 7 roles, 7 images of femininity, 7 ways to be oneself, 7 mottos to live by.

Living through a pivotal moment in the history of their country, the Maidan Revolution of 2014, art becomes a way for the Dakh Daughters to reflect upon those events and face the harsh reality of today’s Ukraine with wisdom and hope. This political cabaret draws its magic from combining the joie de vivre and the horror of the devastating war — even if we don’t see it, its shadow is always there, darkened by the bright stage lights.
CREW:
Director: Irena Stetsenko
Producer: Oleksandra Kravchenko, Oleg Sosnov
Cinematographer: Serhiy Stetsenko
Editor: Mykola Bazarkin, Irena Stetsenko, Viktor Onysko, Tetiana Dorodnitsyna
Sound: Maria Nesterenko
Production
DGTL RLGN
Director
Irena Stetsenko

In 2000 Irena Stetsenko graduated from Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, receiving a diploma in Sound Directing. Worked as a sound producer and sound designer with TV stations, documentary film productions, and musicians. Since 2013, she has been fully attached to the Freak Cabaret Dakh Daughters Band as a sound producer and a director of their music documentary video-stories. In 2017 graduated from Serhiy Bukovsky Film Program on Directing Documentary Film.

Selected Filmography
Roses. Film-Cabaret (2021)
DOCUSPACE ONLINE CINEMA
DOCUSPACE ONLINE CINEMA
Saturday
27 March 2021
20:00
19 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
25 – 
March
3
April 2022
As Far as Possible
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As Far as Possible
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine
Director
Ganna Iaroshevych
Duration
71’
DOCU/UKRAINE
Ivan’s Land
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Ivan’s Land
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine
Director
Andrii Lysetskyi
Duration
85’
DOCU/UKRAINE
Salt from Bonneville
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Salt from Bonneville
Year
2020
Country
Ukraine, Poland, Georgia
Director
Simon Mozgovyi
Duration
74’
DOCU/UKRAINE
Tales of a Toy Horse
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Tales of a Toy Horse
Year
2021
Country
Ukraine, Estonia
Directors
Ulyana Osovska, Denis Strashny
Duration
75’
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