Denmark 2017, 90 min, Ukrainian, Hebrew & English subtitles
Seen through the eyes of children, war is just as exciting and beautiful as it is threatening. Oleg and Yarik live with their grandmother in a mostly-abandoned village near the war-struck Russian-Ukrainian border, managing to maintain their own little bubble. The sound of shelling has become the ever-present soundtrack of their lives. Gunfire, abandoned weapons’ caches and columns of soldiers are all opportunities for new games. The film, winner of the First Appearance award at IDFA, shows how the children and their grandmother manage to find joy in life’s small pleasures, each in his or her own way, even in the shadow of war.
Previous Festivals:IDFA, Goteborg FF
- Sat 19.05 16:15 Cinemateque 1 Filmmaker Present
Winner of the International Competition: The Distant Barking of DogsSat 26.05 16:15 Cinemateque 1
- Sat 26.05 16:30 Cinemateque 2
Production: Monica Hellstrom
Production Company: Final Cut For Real
Editing: Michael Aaglund
Music: Uno Helmersson Erik Enocksson
The Distant Barking of Dogs is Simon Lereng Wilmonts fourth film at Final Cut for Real. Simon graduated as a Documentary Film Director from The National Danish Film School in 2009. His films have shown in numerous festival and won prizes around the world.