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When the trees fall

When the trees fall
Director: Marysia Nikitiuk
Original title: When the trees fall
Scenario: Marysia Nikitiuk
Status: Moldavian Premiere
DoP: Michal Englert, Mateusz Wichlacz
Age restrictions: +16
Music: Nikita Moiseev
Country: Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of, Poland, Ukraine
Scenography: Vlad Dudko
Production year: 2018
Costumes: Kostyntyn Kravets
Genre: Drama
Sound: Bohdan Barakovskykh
Duration: 88 min.
Editing: Ivan Bannikov, Blazhe Dulev , Milenia Fiedler
Producer: Volodymyr Filippov, Roman Klympush, Serge Lavrenyuk, Alla Ovsyannikova, Igor Savychenko, Andriy Suyarko
Composer: Nikita Moiseev
Distribution (actors): Sofia Halaimova, Anastasiia Pustovit, Maksym Samchik


The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. Yearning to be self made, the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy abandoning him for traditional values and other people's opinions. Larysa's mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom?

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Director, scriptwriter, writer. Graduated Kiev Karpenko-Karyi University of theater, movie and TV at 2012. Works as a scriptwriter from 2012. Passed DAB script writers and producers workshops at 2013. Passed the ScripTeast laboratory at 2016, her script "When The Trees Fall" was awarded with Kieslowski award for the "Best script from Eastern Europe" in Cannes 2016. Wrote a book of novels "Abyss", that was awarded with Oles Ulianenko international literature award in 2016.