Yak Tam Katia?

How Is Katia?

Inspired by the principles of social realism, the director films a harsh society that imposes impossible choices on its members. Anna is a 35-year-old ambulance driver and single mother who lives in a cramped apartment with her young daughter, Katia, and her aging mother. When Katia is accidentally hit by a passing car that belongs to a well-connected and wealthy local politician, the film delves into a story of social injustice and revenge and reveals how flexible moral principles can be in a society governed by the “right of the strongest”. The film examines the gray area of personal morality, leading to a stark realization of how easy it is to abandon expected “civilized” behaviors and habits when faced with extreme circumstances. (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Yak Tam Katia? (How Is Katia?, 2022) - Generation '91 (2019, doc) - Solatium (2016, short) - Kraina (2015, doc short)
European Panorama Fiction 2023
Christina Tynkevych
Ukraine 2022
100 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Christina Tynkevych, Serhii Kastornykh, Julia Gonchar, Natalia Blok
Cinematography Vladislav Voronin
Editing Alex Shamin, Oleksandr Chorny
Sound/Sounddesign Serhiy Stepansky
With Anastasia Karpenko, Yekateryna Kozlova, Tetyana Krulikovskaya, Oleksii Cherevatenko, Iryna Verenych-Ostrovska, Elena Khokhlatkina, Ihor Koltovskyi
Producer(s) Olha Matat, Vlad Dudko, Sergei Konnov
Evos Film
World Sales
Coccinelle Film Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Locarno Film Festival 2022