Anton, a successful musician, has just finished a stint in rehab and is picked up by his overprotective grandfather. Katia, a young woman, is about to move to Berlin with her German boyfriend in just a few days. A chance encounter leads to unintended complications for both of them.
We are in present-day Ukraine, post-revolution – a country experiencing rapid change. There is tension between the younger generation and those who grew up under Soviet rule. The story of Anton and Katia is an honest and fragile love story, but the plot is not the main ingredient in this poetic tale. Beautifully filmed out in the Ukrainian countryside, with slow scenes and political undercurrents (corruption in Ukraine is suddenly a hot potato on the world political scene), this is a film for those who can immerse themselves in an atmosphere. Sit back and let yourself get immersed.
Marina Stepanska is a writer, director, and producer from Ukraine. She studied at the Karpenko-Kary Kiev National University of Film and Television. She later worked at the experimental theatre “School”, where she studied methods involving non-professional actors. FALLING is her feature film debut.
2013 KANIKULY (SHORT)
2015 ЧОЛОВIЧА РОБОТА / MAN’S WORK (SHORT)
2017 KINEMATOGRAFIST / EVERY FACE IS SMILING (DOC)
2019 ЗНЕБАРВЛЕНА / DESATURATED (SHORT)
|Programme:||Horizon East: Ukraine|
|Run time:||1h 45m|
|Cast:||Andriy Seletskiy, Oleg Mosiychuk, Dasha Plahtiy, Christian Boris|
|Producer:||Volodymyr Filippov, Olena Yershova, Alla Ovsyannikova|