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Holiday

In a Southern Ukrainian city, the people are out to celebrate an important national holiday. Old and new symbols, the search for identity, and an opportunity for understanding between people who are growing more and more distant from each other, although they live on neighbouring streets… Holiday is a portrait of a city and its people. Set in the backdrop of monumental changes within the country and the consciousness of its people, it is a film about a search for identity: how is it possible to continue to live with one foot stuck in the Soviet past, and with the other moving towards Europe?

Director
Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych

Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych graduated from the Institute of Journalism at the Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. She worked on television as a producer, editor, screenwriter (1+1, New Channel, STB, First National Channel, Ukraine Broadcasting). Her films have won awards at several Ukrainian film festivals.

The Grown-Ups

Anita, Rita, Ricardo and Andrés have been attending a school for children with Down syndrome for 40 years. After all this time, they are starting to tire of this safe, familiar environment. Now over 45 years old, some of them feel that working in the school bakery is no longer a challenge. They also yearn for freedom on a more personal level. Anita and Andrés are in love but still live with their families. They dream of finding a quiet place to be alone together, and they want to get married and raise a family. Sadly, the society they live in is not equipped to cater to their desire for more independence. In spite of the training they receive on becoming ‘responsible adults’, all four of them remain dependent on others to make decisions for them, much to their frustration.

Awards
2016 – IDFA; Miami Film Festival, Zeno Mountain Award; Gramado Film Festival, Special Jury Award
Director
Maite Alberdi

Maite Alberdi is a Chilean director and producer. She studied Film and Aesthetics at the Universidad Católica de Chile. As a director she has developed a highly particular style that achieves an intimate portrayal of the characters she works with, through everyday stories in small-scale worlds. At IDFA in 2011 she premiered her first feature film The Lifeguard. Through Micromundo, her production company, she directed her film Tea Time which premiered at IDFA 2014.

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Region
Odesa Region
Settlement
Odesa
Address
Odesa Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Hrushevsky, 49/51, Troitskaya st.
Location
Odesa
Start time
19 December о 11:00

Organizer

Organizer
Odessa Regional Organization of All-Ukrainian NGO "Committee of Voters of Ukraine
Partner
Odesa Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Hrushevsky. Independent Information Resource "Izbirkom"
Phone
+38(048)7164018
Holiday
Year
2017
Country
Ukraine
Director
Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych
The Grown-Ups
Year
2017
Country
Chile
Director
Maite Alberdi