BRAMA by Volodymyr Tykhyy / 2017 / Ukraine / USA / 107’

Inside the Chornobyl exclusion zone Grandma Prisa, the family matriarch, consorts with water nymphs, eats a diet filled with hallucinogenic mushrooms, and claims to have personally stabbed 12 SS soldiers to death during World War II. She lives together with her divorced and chronically ill daughter Slava and grandson Vova. Unexpectedly, their measured life comes to an end – Grandma Prisa receives a mystical warning about an impending catastrophe.



Genre Mystical thriller
Directed by Volodymyr Tykhyy
Written by Pavlo Arie, Volodymyr Tykhyy
Director of photography Slava Tsvetkov
Music by Anton Baibakov
Edited by Ihor Kosenko
Cast Irma Vitovska, Vitalina Bibliv, Yaroslav Fedorchuk, Dmytro Yaroshenko, Dmytro Tuboltsev
Production design by Volodymyr Liubyi
Costume design by Olena Gres
Make-up artists Kateryna Strukova
Sound by Mikhail Zakutsky
Production manager Ilona Srebnodolskaya
Production company Directory Films
Produced by Igor Savychenko, Marko Suprun, Volodymyr Tykhyy, Volodymyr Filippov, Dmytro Kozhema, Oleksii Moskalenko
Co-produced by Bedlam Productions, Mental Drive Studio
Co-financed by Ukrainian State Film Agency