DIDOCHOK by Volodymyr Tykhyy /2015 / Ukraine / 9`

An absurd story reflecting contemporary social problems in Ukraine, told in the century old language of cinema, linking modernity and traditional Soviet socialist realism. Classical imagery imitates an old ideology contradicting the author’s worldview revealing the roots of reality’s distorition in this post-Soviet ambiance showing that cultural, political and economic problems are knotted in military conflict.

Anti-archetypical grandparents are the main characters who step by step are traveling through film clichés culminating in a grotesque unnatural finale that no longer seems absurd…

Genre Short fiction / Drama, comedy
Directed by Volodymyr Tykhyy
Written by Volodymyr Tykhyy
Director of photography Iaroslav Pilunsky
Music by Anton Baibakov
Edited by Victoria Dvornikova
 Produced by Yana Semernya, Igor Savychenko, Volodymyr Tykhyy, Oleksii Moskalenko
Cast Oleg Mosiychuk, Lina Budnyk
Production design by Mykhaylo Levchenko
Costume design by Olena Gres
Make-up artists Tetyana Khoroshun
Sound by Andriy Rogachov
Production company Directory Films / FilmToaster production /Mental Drive Studio
Co-financed by Development of Ukraine Fundation
World Sales Directory Films