Regia/Director Kyrylo Naumko
Fotografia/Photography Hannah Hütter
Montaggio/Editing Lydia Gasparini
Produzione/Production ZeLIG – Scuola di documentario
Italia 2022, 52’ ucraino, russo con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano/ Italy 2022, 52’ Ukrainian, Russian with English and Italian subtitles
Scared of losing the bond with his hometown, Kyrylo goes back to Odesa to talk with his mother Olha and his childhood friend Mykyta.
I did not notice exactly how and when life in Odesa became unbearable.
But, probably, last 2 years I had a terrible feeling of disgust mixed with love.
I was irritated by many things: the mayor who was a bandit, the widespread apathy of most residents of Odesa to the problems of the city, and chaotic construction. Plastic balconies on the facades of historic buildings, air conditioners, huge advertising signs – all these are pimples on the body of my beloved city. A city that could once breathe freely. Until recently, this worried me almost the most in life. Now, after the war started, the only thing I want is for this city to just stand. Just exist. Please.