BOY OF WAR
SHOT ON MINI ALEXA – ZEISS 1.3 & MINI DV
79 min / Ukraine, France / 2018.
Director: Cyprien Clément-Delmas, Igor Kosenko.
Producer: Fabian Driehorst. Co-Coproducer: Veronika Kührová, Michal Kráčmer.
Cinematographer: Ivan Castiñeiras.
Editor: Martin Reimers, Oscar Loeser.
Sound Director: Andrii Nidzelskyi.
Sound Design: Sandra Klouzová.
Music: Matouš Hejl.
Artiom is 18 years old and has just one wish: to go to war and fight for his homeland, Ukraine. Everything else comes second. He dresses in camouflage, watches war videos online, and in his free time practices battle scenes with his friends. Or at least they think they are battle scenes. As a child, he only sees the surface of the war. And he has the bad luck that the fighting rages so tantalizingly close. This observational documentary studies the cult of war in a post-Soviet setting where those who succumb to the allure of battle are the least suitable and least predisposed to fighting – a fact perfectly illustrated by Artiom’s final struggle with the reality of war.
VFF Documentary Production Award – DOK.fest München 2019
First Light Competition: Special Jury Mention – Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018
First Light Competition: Student Jury Award – Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018
DOK.fest Munich 2019
Beldocs International Film Festival 2019
Finalen Plzen Film Festival 2019
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018