Narrative Short | 20 minutes

HIFF 2022

 Short Film

Directed by
Masha Novikova

Produced by
Paisley Valentine Walsh, Masha Novikova

Written by
Matthew McHaffie, Masha Novikova

Natalia Berezhnaya, Ilya Del

US Premiere

2021 | Russian/Ukrainian | UK/Ukraine/Germany

In 2014, at the height of the Ukrainian revolution, a mother loses her son when he is killed while protesting in Independence Square. Her attempt to bury him as a hero clashes with a corrupt bureaucratic system, testing her view of Ukraine.