24th Athens International Film Festival

Volcano

20/9/18, 19:30, Ideal (P)
21/9/18, 21:00, Danaos 2
25/9/18, 21:00, Danaos 2


When the car of a group of OSCE officers breaks down in the middle of the Ukrainian steppe, the youngest member of the team becomes trapped in a hostile world from which he may never escape. Something between a Kafkaesque nightmare and a surrealist study of manners, between a dream and reality the hunt for a forgotten happiness is portrayed.


UKRAINE, GERMANY, MONACO | 2018 | COLOR | DCP | 106' | UKRAINIAN, ENGLISH 

Roman Bondarchuk’s fiction debut is an idiosyncratic comedy about the Ukrainian issue, a bittersweet narrative that combines surrealism with the nightmare of a people that keeps looking for peace. Ukrainian mainland and its people, surrendered to introversion, struggle to save whatever is left of their nation. An internationalist, who will be swallowed by the steppe, is the ideal observer of all this.

At this critical crossroad for his country, Bondarchuk sees a volcano ready to erupt and delivers a meaningful comment on the turbulent situation in the region, framing it with eccentric screenwriting ideas and surreal shots .Its intro is the most valuable exhibit at this years AIFF. Th. K.

DIRECTOR: Roman Bondarchuk
SCREENWRITER: Alla Tyutyunnik, Roman Bondarchuk, Darya Averchenko
DoP: Vadim Ilkov
MUSIC: Anton Baibakov
EDITOR: Mykola Bazarkin, Heike Parplies
PRINCIPAL CAST: Serhiy Stepansky, Viktor Zhdanov, Khrystyna Deilyk

ROMAN BONDARCHUK
Writer/director/cinematographer/editor, graduate of the Karpenko-Kary Theater, Film and Television University. He has made a number of shorts, documentaries and music videos that have received awards at Ukrainian and international festivals.

FILMOGRAPHY
2018 Volcano


        More films in : International Competition

        Consequences

        Consequences

        20/9/18, 22:00, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
        21/9/18, 22:30, Astor
        24/9/18, 21:15, Odeon Opera 2

        Thunder Road

        Thunder Road

        21/9/18, 19:45, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
        22/9/18, 19:00, Odeon Opera 2
        25/9/18, 19:00, Odeon Opera 2

        Hard Paint

        Hard Paint

        21/9/18, 22:30, Ideal (P)
        23/9/18, 22:00, Astor
        26/9/18, 21:15, Odeon Opera 2

        The Heiresses

        The Heiresses

        22/9/18, 19:45, Astor (P)
        23/9/18, 17:30, Astor

        Museum

        Museum

        22/9/18, 21:45, Ideal (P)
        23/9/18, 21:00, Danaos 2

        The Charmer

        The Charmer

        23/9/18, 19:45, Danaos 1 (P)
        24/9/18, 21:15, Danaos 2

        One Step Behind the Seraphim

        One Step Behind the Seraphim

        23/9/18, 21:45, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
        25/9/18, 21:00, Odeon Opera 2
        28/9/18, 21:00, Odeon Opera 2

        And Breathe Normally

        And Breathe Normally

        24/9/18, 19:30, Danaos 1 (P)
        26/9/18, 21:00, Danaos 2

        Diane

        Diane

        24/9/18, 22:15, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
        25/9/18, 17:45, Astor
        27/9/18, 21:15, Odeon Opera 2

        The Seen and the Unseen

        The Seen and the Unseen

        25/9/18, 19:45, Danaos 1 (P)
        27/9/18, 18:00, Astor
        29/9/18, 21:00, Danaos 2

        Midnight Runner

        Midnight Runner

        26/9/18, 19:30, Danaos 1 (P)
        27/9/18, 19:30, Danaos 2
        30/9/18, 21:00, Odeon Opera 2

        Summer Survivors

        Summer Survivors

        26/9/18, 20:15, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
        27/9/18, 19:00, Odeon Opera 2
        29/9/18, 18:00, Astor

        In the Aisles

        In the Aisles

        27/9/18, 19:00, Ideal (P)
        28/9/18, 21:00, Danaos 2

        Neon Heart

        Neon Heart

        27/9/18, 22:00, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
        29/9/18, 22:15, Astor