Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych

Ukraine, 2013, documentary, drama, 61 min., ukranian with english and lithuanian subtitles
This is a story of 82-years-old Maria and her sick son Sashko. They live out their days in the remotest depths of the provinces. Sashko went blind because of serious illness. He's afraid of his mother passing on first. Maria fully realizes that no one would look after her son and clings to life at any price. Country life hypnotizes by irrational actions of charismatic characters reduced to extremity and not willing to surrender. Maria buys a calf. Sashko starts building out a tractor groping his way in the darkness.
About the director: 
Valentyn Vasyanovych was born in 1971 in Zhytomyr. He graduated from the National Karpenko-Kary University of Theatrical Arts majoring as camera operator and documentary director. In the 2006-2007 he studied at the Directing School of Andrzej Wajda (Poland). Winner of the first prize for the best documentary at the Baku FF in 2002, winner of "Kyiv" Ivan Mukloaychuk award in 2005 and the prize of the International Federation at the Odessa IFF in 2012.
Section: Ukrainian Film Focus

Screenplay: Valentyn Vasyanovych

Dir. of Photography: Valentyn Vasyanovych

Cast: Mariya Vasyanovych, Oleksandr Vasyanovych