The film documents the life of one of the oldest and largest markets in Europe. Passion on both sides of the counter, the loaders’ dreams, the fish sellers’ hidden fantasies…The security guards and the flea market manager share their thoughts about the universe and the meaning of life. The past, the present, the future — predictions from fortune-tellers, the ‘most correct weight’, and the generous tasting samples are exposed and revealed. And the same is true for all kinds of town folks at the Pryvoz! Everybody comes here, and everyone finds something for themselves. Anyone who searches for miracles or metamorphoses – in destiny, the human soul, and time – will not leave there empty-handed either.
Director: Eva Neymann
Producer: Gennady Kofman, Olha Beskhmelnytsina
Cinematographer: Eva Neymann, Saša Oreškovic
Editor: Pavel Zalesov
Sound: Valentyn Pynchuk, Ivo Heger
Raina Film Festival Distribution
Official selection, DocLisboa (2021); Work in progress Special Award at Odesa International Film Festival (2020)
— born in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, she lives in Ukraine and Germany; studied law at the Philipps Universität in Marburg, graduated as a director from the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie, Berlin (2007) with the documentary film God’s Ways, which was awarded the First Steps German talent prize in 2007. Her documentary films were screened at International Film Festivals in Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, and Toronto. The films won awards at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Karlovy Vary IFF, Odesa IFF, and at Festival International de Films de Fribourg.
Selected FilmographySong of Songs
(2015), House with the Turret
(2012), At the River
(2007), God’s Ways
(2007), Das Meer sehen
(2005), Just Like Old Times
(2004), Zamri Otomri