The Forgotten

Nina is 30 and a Ukrainian language teacher. She lives in Luhansk, a city in eastern Ukraine, in territory occupied by pro-Russian separatists. She cannot leave the city, but neither can she continue teaching Ukrainian. She is forced to go to retraining courses for teaching Russian instead. One day she crosses paths with 17-year-old Andriy who was orphaned in the aftermath of the war. He places the Ukrainian flag on the school roof and winds up in the hands of the police. Living in a world of injustice, Nina realizes that Andriy could face long jail time. She decides to act. (Warsaw Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Daria Onyshchenko: Daria Onyshchenko is a Ukrainian film director and writer, born in 1983 and living in Germany. She graduated from the University of Television and Film in Munich. Her first feature film, “Eastalgia” (2014), received many awards at international festivals. “The Forgotten” premiered at Warsaw Film Festival and received a Special Jury Mention. Film Selection: Zabuti (The Forgotten, 2019) - Eastalgia (2014) - Drei Paar Schuhe (2012, short) - Dogs of Ukrainka (2010, short) - Suicide Club (2009, short)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Daria Onyshchenko
Ukraine / Switzerland 2019
105 minutes
Russian / Ukrainian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Daria Onyschenko, Claudia Lehmann
Cinematography Erol Zubčević
Editing Simon Gutknecht
Sound/Sounddesign Oleksandr Shatkivskyi
Music Martin Skalsky
With Maryna Koshkina, Daniil Kamenskyi, Vasyl Kuharskyi, Maria Kulikovska
Producer(s) Igor Savychenko, Dmytro Kozhema, Claudia Lehmann, Johannes Bösiger, Eva-Maria Neufahrt
Directory Films, Lehmann Sisters, Jovera Pictures
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Warsaw Film Festival 2019
World Premiere
Warsaw Film Festival 2019

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