47th Kyiv IFF Molodist announced the program.
Here are the first 7 films of the International Competition:
Director: Arik Rotstein
It is a bit late when Yehoshua’s sons finally realize their father falls completely derailed due to a cellular antenna his next-door neighbor installed on his roof. They find themselves involved in a confrontation of which its outcome they could not have foreseen. The result is a complex and touching portrait of a vibrant family that is still dealing with the shadows of their father’s past as a Holocaust survivor.
- Jusqu'à la garde / Custody
Director: Xavier Legrand
Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.
- I am Not a Witch
Country: UK, France, Germany
Director: Rungano Nyoni
When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life in a state-run witch camp. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life in the camp or take a risk for freedom.
- Sashishi deda / Scary Mother
Country: Georgia, Estonia
Director: Ana Urushadze
Manana, a dutiful wife and homemaker to her husband and three children, has shelved away her dream of being a writer for as long as she could. At the age of 50, she finally finds the courage to shut herself away in a room for long periods to write. But when her husband is horrified by the novel’s crude honesty and demands that she cease writing it, Manana ventures further into the dark side to realize her deepest desires.
- Cicha noc / Silent Night
Director: Piotr Domalewski
The story follows Adam, a young economic migrant who finds out that his girlfriend is pregnant and who decides to change his life by setting up his company abroad. In order to do that, he travels to his hometown in Eastern Poland to persuade his relatives to sell their land. During the traditional Christmas Eve supper, Adam learns that the price he would have to pay is much higher than he anticipated.
- Las herederas / The Heiresses
Country Paraguay, Uruguay, Germany, Brazil, Norway, France
Director: Marcelo Martinessi
This is the story of a woman of prosperous social background. She had inherited enough money to live comfortably. But at 60 years old she realizes that her inherited money is gone. This new reality alters the balance in which she has been living and forces her to transform a world that until then had seemed motionless.
- Vinterbrødre / Winter Brothers
Country: Denmark, Iceland
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
A brother odyssey set in a work environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family. A lack of love story, focusing on the younger brother Emil and his need for being loved and desired.
5 more films of the International Competition will be announced soon!