Sun Oct 30, 4:00 PM
Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Ukraine, France, Poland, Chile
106 minutes
Unclassified 15+

“...a stop-in-your-tracks debut” (Screen Daily)

A highlight at Cannes, Pamfir combines the seething tension of the gangster genre with the raw beauty of peasant farm life in a mountain village, western Ukraine. A rough-edged but noble ex-smuggler, Leonid, arrives home from work abroad. After his son commits arson, Leonid returns to his roots to pay his debts, running contraband across the Romanian border. He runs afoul of the corrupt authorities, setting up a showdown during the chaotic festivities of a traditional pagan carnival. The Director, Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, describes Pamfir as a picture that flirts with multiple genres, “…a maze for the viewer to follow, after they think, I’ve seen it all before.”

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Program Strand World Cinema
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language Ukrainian
Subtitles English
Director Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Producer Aleksandra Kostina, Jane Yatsuta
Writer Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Cinematographer Nikita Kuzmenko
Editor Nikodem Chabior
Cast Oleksandr Yatsentyuk, Stanislav Potyak, Solomiya Kyrylova
Genre Drama

Screens with: The Hunter

Sun Oct 30, 4:00 PM
Director: Yanyangkari Roma Butler, Jonathan Daw
6 minutes
Unclassified 15+
Yanyangkari and her clever dog, Kungka, go hunting in the bush. What they catch surprises and delights them, and their companions.
Film Type Short
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language Pitjantjatjara
Subtitles English
Director Yanyangkari Roma Butler, Jonathan Daw
Producer Karin Riederer, Michelle Young
Cast Yanyangkari Roma Butler
Genre First Nations