Valentyn is over sixty and has worked for more than forty years at Kyiv’s oldest movie theater. You don’t have to twist his arm to go out drinking and dancing – the eccentric man simply ignores his age. He lives a satisfied “cinematic” life while caring for his ill mother with love and a sense of humor. But life puts up new obstacles that he must overcome. Through careful observation, the movie offers both a portrait of the jovial Valentyn and a nostalgic look at the past, personified by the old-timers with whom Valentyn drinks a toast while the movie projector rattles on… (Sandra Hezinová)

Director's Biography
Yuriy Shylov: Yuriy Shylov graduated from the Directing Department of the Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television, and works on feature and documentary projects. In 2015, he made the short film "Weight", the winner of the Audience Award at VGIK International Film Festival, and in 2016 the short documentary "Panorama". "Projectionist“ is his first feature. 

Film Selection:
Panorama (Projectionist, 2019, doc) - Panorama (2016, doc short) - Weight (2015, doc short)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Yuriy Shylov
Ukraine / Poland 2019
72 minutes
Ukrainian / Russian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Yuriy Shylov
Cinematography Yuriy Shylov, Serafim Kusakin, Ilya Ehorov
Editing Yuriy Shylov, Mateusz Wojtynski
Sound/Sounddesign Serhii Avdieiev
With Valentyn Speshylov, Volodymyr Mak, Halyna Speshylova, Marina Zubareva, Yevhenia Shtuchka, Alina Nasser
Producer(s) Gennady Kofman, Olha Beskhmelnytsina, Mirosław Dembiński
MaGIKa Film, DocEdu Foundation, TVP
World Sales
MaGIKa Film
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status:
Austrian Premiere

Weltpremiere / World Premiere: 
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019