Rock. Paper. Grenade

Rock. Paper. Grenade

2DCS/ES15
Director:Iryna Cilyk
Cast:Jurij Izdryk, Vladyslav Baljuk, Anastasija Karpenko
Premiere:16. November 2023
Length:92 minutes
Genre:Drama

Director: Iryna Cilyk  •  Cast: Jurij Izdryk, Vladyslav Baljuk, Anastasija Karpenko

Little Timofey grows up in a small Ukrainian town. He lives with his mother and grandmother, who brings Felix, an Afghanistan veteran, former counter-intelligence officer and eccentric alcoholic, into their household. His presence is a source of unusual, hilarious and dangerous experiences and partly replaces his father, an irresponsible gambler. It's the adventurous 1990s and the family has only modest means to live, a difficult situation for a teenager yearning for new sneakers and girlish admiration. The mother runs a cosmetics peddling business and decides to leave for a better life in Kiev. Tima follows her, wanting to say goodbye to Felix, but he has disappeared. Years later, as an adult, he returns to his apartment with a lodger. He serves in the army. His grandmother has died and the apartment is for sale. All that remains of the past are the fleeting chords of a piano, a store of unnecessary things and the memory of Felix, a portrait of modest nostalgia for a time without war.

Length: 92 min

Year: 2022
Local premiere date: 16. November 2023

Country of origin:

  • Ukraine

Director: Iryna Cilyk  •  Cast: Jurij Izdryk, Vladyslav Baljuk, Anastasija Karpenko

Little Timofey grows up in a small Ukrainian town. He lives with his mother and grandmother, who brings Felix, an Afghanistan veteran, former counter-intelligence officer and eccentric alcoholic, into their household. His presence is a source of unusual, hilarious and dangerous experiences and partly replaces his father, an irresponsible gambler. It's the adventurous 1990s and the family has only modest means to live, a difficult situation for a teenager yearning for new sneakers and girlish admiration. The mother runs a cosmetics peddling business and decides to leave for a better life in Kiev. Tima follows her, wanting to say goodbye to Felix, but he has disappeared. Years later, as an adult, he returns to his apartment with a lodger. He serves in the army. His grandmother has died and the apartment is for sale. All that remains of the past are the fleeting chords of a piano, a store of unnecessary things and the memory of Felix, a portrait of modest nostalgia for a time without war.

Year: 2022
Local premiere date: 16. November 2023

Country of origin:

  • Ukraine