Riven' chornoho

Black Level

 
Einsamkeit gedeiht in der großen Stadt. Hier lebt Kostya, der Hochzeitsfotograf. Bei seiner Arbeit ist er umgeben von glücklichen Menschen, die besondere Momente in ihrem Leben feiern. Kostya wird demnächst 50 und verliert alles, was ihm einmal wichtig war. Wird er mit der Verzweiflung fertig werden und wieder Lebensfreude finden? "Ein atemberaubender Film, der auf einzigartige Weise gemacht wurde, mit wunderschönen Bildkompositionen, die beredter sind als alle Dialoge. Der Film spricht kein Wort, aber klingt deutlicher als viele andere." (FIPRESCI Jurybegründung, Odessa International Film Festival)

His 50-year anniversary is the beginning of a complicated phase in the life of wedding photographer Kostya. All that he loved and to which had been tied to, permanently disappears. Although there are not so many such things in his life: father, paralyzed by a stroke; girlfriend, working as a stylist in a wedding magazine; an old cat and photographic slides in which Kostya is young and happy. Kostya is photographing someone else's happiness all of his life. For him, it is a daily routine. (Valentin Vasyanovych, Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Born in 1971 in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Graduated from the National Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University as a cinematographer (1995) and documentary filmmaker (2000), and the Wajda School in Poland (2007). In 2004, his documentary  “Against The Sun” received several international awards. In 2012, he made his debut in feature films with “Business As Usual”.

Film Selection: Riven’ chornoho (Black Level, 2017)  — Prysmerk (2015, doc)
 — Kredens (Credenza, 2013)
 — Against The Sun (2004, doc)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Ukraine 2017
color
91' Minuten
ohne Dialog
Drehbuch Valentyn Vasyanovych
Kamera Valentyn Vasyanovych
Schnitt Valentyn Vasyanovych
Ton/Sounddesign Victor Shcheglov, Serhiy Stepansky
Mit Kostyantyn Mokhnach, Kateryna Molchanova
Produzent*innen Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska, Dennis Ivanov
Produktion
Garmata Film
Österreichpremiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Odessa International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere