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Death Angel

Yanhol Smerti
Director: Volodymyr Tykhyi

Ukraine, 2012, experimental documentary, fantasy, 21 min., ukranian with english and lithuanian subtitles

Uncle Tolia’s wife hung herself, and his children went abroad. He lives on his own and feels very lonely. In order to get rid of these feelings Uncle Tolia starts talking to God. He prays every day, and asks God to restore justice by making suffer not only him, but the rest of the people as well. If everybody died, especially sinners in violent torture, Uncle Tolia would gain some peace. While Lord is not answering the prayers of his servant, Uncle Tolia decides to play God’s role.

About the director:

Born in 1971 in Chervonohrad, Ukraine. In 1997 graduated from the faculty of Feature Film Directing, workshop of Mykhailo Illienko of the Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary Theater, Cinema and Television University. He worked on television, at different Ukrainian state and private film studios. Participant and prize-winner of All-Ukrainian and International Film Festivals (Romania, Germany, Slovakia).

Section: Ukrainian Film Focus

Screenplay: Marysia Nikitiuk

Dir. of Photography: Ivan Tymchenko

Music: Hadiukiny RECORDS

Cast: Yaroslav Havryliuk, Svitlana Serdiukova, Mariya Novokhatska, Olha Turanska, Mariya Shpakovych