The world premiere of the documentary film “Pryvoz” created with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency took place within the framework of the international competition programme of the DocLisboa film festival. The film was presented to the audience by the film’s director Eva Neumann.
The film documents the life of one of the oldest and largest bazaars in Europe. Pryvoz presents all segments of the population in the city.
Passion on both sides of the counter, loaders’ dreams, hidden fantasies of fish sellers… Security guards and flea market manager share their thoughts about the universe and the meaning of life. The past, the present, the future, and other gypsy predictions, “the most correct weight” and generous portions on trial. There are all the kinds of town folks at the Pryvoz. They are exposed and revealed! Everybody comes here, and everyone finds something to him/herself. Someone who searches for miracles or metamorphoses – in destiny, human soul, and time – also would not go out of there with empty hands.
The film was created by Magika-Film Company with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency.
DocLisboa is a documentary film festival that has been held annually since 2002 in Lisbon, Portugal. Doclisboa is part of the Doc Alliance – a creative partnership between 7 key European documentary film festivals.
Eva Neumann (1974, Zaporozhie, Ukraine) studied law before pursuing film directing at the DFFB in Berlin. She worked as an assistant to Kira Muratova and has made some short films, three of them shot in Odessa. Afterwards she started working with Friedrich Gorenstein (1932-2002), writer of Tarkovki’s Solaris, on the book At the River after two of his short stories. At the River is her first feature film.