BIFF 2020
Cinema Extraordinaire
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Bad Roads

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Pohani dorogy
Ukraina/ 2020/ 1 t. 41 min.
LANGUAGE:
russisk/ukrainsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Sergei Solovyov, Andrey Lelyukh, Zoya Baranovskaya, Oksana Voronina, Igor Koltovskyy
DIRECTOR:
Natalya Vorozhbit
WRITER:
Natalya Vorozhbit
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Volodymyr Ivanov
PRODUCER:
Dmitriy Minzyanov, Yuriy Minzyanov
A stark, moving and impressively acted drama from war-torn Ukraine

First time director Natalya Vorozhbit adapts her own stage play for the big screen in this arresting look at modern-day Ukraine. Consisting of four seemingly disconnected short stories set in the Donbass region, the film captures the trauma of war and societal decay in a series of tense and doom-laden meetings between strangers. Vorozhbit’s background as a playwright is evident in the precise and powerful dialogue delivered by the ensemble, making BAD ROADS a haunting yet deeply humanistic film.

Natalya Vorozhbit

Natalya Vorozhbit (Ukraine/Russia) BAD ROADS is Vorozhbit’s debut as director.