dir. Nadia Parfan / Ukraine / 2023 / 5' / Warsaw premiere
It's a Date
Kinoteka, plac Defilad 1, Warszawa, Polska
Director(s): Nadia Parfan
Writer(s): Nadia Parfan
Cinematography: Denys Melnyk
Editing: Nadia Parfan
Sound: Margaryta Kulichova, Yevhenii Chaban
Producer(s): Iryna Kovalchuk, Ilia Gladshtein, Nadia Parfan
Production: Radar Films, Phalanstery Films
World sales: Radiator IP Sales
Language(s): no dialogue
Kyiv in 2022. A car races at breakneck speed through the city at dawn. Filmed from a subjective camera angle in a single unedited shot, this contemporary remake of Claude Lelouch’s film “C’etait un rendez-vous” captures the emotions in a state of emergency caused by the war.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Berlinale (Special Mention - International Short Film Jury), Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, Guanajuato International Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Vilnius International Film Festival, IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival
Ukrainian filmmaker and producer, born in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1986. She has a degree in Cultural Studies from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and in Social Anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest. From 2012 to 2013, she was a Fulbright Scholar at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2015, she completed a documentary filmmaking course at the Wajda School in Warsaw. Her feature-length debut “Heat Singers” premiered at Visions du Réel in 2019 and was awarded Best Documentary by both the Ukrainian Film Critics Association and the Ukrainian Film Academy.