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SASHENKA / САШЕНЬКА

2023 / 130' / Ukraine

The horrible murder shocked Soviet society in the seventies, and revealed an even more shocking underside of Soviet morality. At night, someone shoots the elderly spouses sleeping in their bed with a hunting rifle. Their 20-year-old son in a wheelchair is left orphaned. In the course of the investigation, a mysterious life story of an ordinary, at first glance, Soviet family emerges. However, only at first glance.

 

Screenings schedule:

21.08, 13:30, Ivan Mykolaichuk Cultural Center (140 Holovna Street, Chernivtsi)

23.08, 19:30, Chernivtsi Concert Hall (10 Universitetska Street, Chernivtsi)


 

DIRECTOR - OLEKSANDR ZHOVNA

Biography

Oleksandr Zhovna is Ukrainian writer, screenwriter, and director. Born on 15 February 1960. Member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine and of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine. Honored Artist of Ukraine (2008). Six-time laureate of the ‘Coronation of the word’ in the category ‘screenplay’, whose works were translated into foreign languages and published in Tokyo and New York.



Selected filmography

  • Sashenka (2022),

  • Liza’s Tale (2019),

  • My Dear Ukrainians (2014),

  • Small Life (2007)

 

Producer: Oleksandr Zhovna, Evgen Sivkov

Screenwriter: Oleksandr Zhovna

DOP: Evgen Sivkov

Composer: Oleksandr Zhovna

Cast: Milena Kompaniiets, Dmitry Orlov, Dmitryi Nezhelskyi, Oxana Burlay-Piterova, Viktor Rybchinskiy

Production: CINEMASTUDIO, cinemastudioodessa@gmail.com

Sales agent: ANTIPODE SALESINTERNATIONAL, elena@antipode-sales.biz




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