Ukrainian Lessons

Uroky ukrayinskoyi
Director: Ruslan Batytskyi

Ukraine, 2012, drama, 29 min., ukranian with english and lithuanian subtitles

The arrival of a young teacher shakes a degraded mining town from its sleepy trance. When the sparks of feeling ignite a passion between her and a young miner, the local youths, battered by the violence all around them, respond with animalistic aggression and rage. In the fight against otherness, evil takes on a magnificent, baroque shape.

About the Director:

Born in 1986. Graduated from Dnipropetrovsk National University and the Film Department of Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University. He is a member of the National Filmmakers Union of Ukraine and head of the Guild of the Young Filmmakers of Ukraine.

Section: Ukrainian Film Focus

Screenplay: Olga Voitenko, Ruslan Batytskyi

Dir. of Photography: Victor Cherkasov

Cast: Viktor Marvin, Anna Sergeyeva, Yevhen Sosnovsky, Dmytro Yaroshenko, Olga Borodina, Volodymyr Khyzhniak, Oleksiy Mitkalov