I Work at the Cemetery
Oleksii Taranenko is a Ukrainian film director and screenwriter. In 2013 his documentary film won a special mention at The Film Skillet Documentary Film Contest (USA). He is an author of several scripts, advertising films and features.
Filmography: Випадковий пасажир / Vypadkovyi pasazhyr (2019), Сеанс / Seans (2018)
First of all, our film is a tragicomedy, where deeply tragic things are interwoven very closely with the comic ones. This inter-genre swinging always appeals to the viewer. In addition, the story is also a professional drama, telling about the people of not very popular professions — all those who work at the cemetery. The very topic helps us to get the viewers interested in something they have never and nowhere seen before. Despite the recurring theme of the loss and its acceptance, the film is about life. It tells that life is short, surprising, that everything has its end and the death is a part of life. That we are alive until we love. That no people disappear until they are remembered and that in our grief we shouldn’t forget the living people who need our love so much.