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Klondike

Directed by Maryna Er Gorbach
2022
Ukraine, Turkey
100 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Disaster and the threat of war punctuate this urgent film that tracks the lives of a dysfunctional couple in 2014 Ukraine, as their way of life collapses around them.
After a stray bomb destroys part of her house in Ukraine’s Donbas region, Irka, heavily pregnant and dealing with a belligerent and unsupportive husband, defiantly stands her ground as war begins to literally creep into her living room. When a passenger airline is shot down nearby shortly thereafter, and fellow villagers flee oncoming armed forces, Irka finds herself at a crossroads. Director Maryna Er Gorbach’s confronting and vital film, composed using multiple serene long takes, depicts eastern Ukraine in a state of precarious uncertainty, and serves as a sharp and timely reminder of the unfathomable toll war takes on ordinary people. 2022 Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition for directing at Sundance and People's Choice Award runner-up in Berlinale Panorama.
Klondike is a matter-of-fact and angry film about a war seen from the inside.
Elena Lazic, cineuropa.org
Without undue contrivance or melodrama, Er Gorbach overlaps escalating marital tension with the larger war closing in on the couple to claustrophobic life-or-death effect, building to a finale of staggering savagery.
Guy Lodge, Variety
Klondike stands as one of the stronger dramatisations of this crucial moment in recent history.
David Katz, The Film Stage

Tickets

Tue 14 Jun
8:30pm
Ritz Randwick - Cinema 5
Past Event Cancel
Thu 16 Jun
8:15pm
Palace Norton Street
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Features
Year
2022
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
Ukraine, Turkey
Language
In Ukrainian, Russian, Dutch and Chechen with English subtitles
Director
Maryna Er Gorbach
Producer
Mehmet Bahadir Er, Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Cast
Sergey Shadrin, Oksana Cherkashyna, Oleg Scherbina
Screenwriter
Maryna Er Gorbach
Cinematographer
Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Editor
Maryna Er Gorbach
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Cinephile, Politics & Economics
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Arthood Entertainment
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