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Ukraine in Focus Events by Festival de Cannes


The Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes is launching an action-packed Ukraine in Focus program!


Join targeted events designed to support filmmaking in the war-torn territory and provide Ukrainian film industry professionals with networking opportunities, pitching sessions and financing opportunities.

The program will shift the spotlight of the Marché du Film’s key market programs (including Producers Network, Goes to Cannes and Docs-in-Progress) to help Ukraine maintain its typically active film industry.

A close cooperation between the European Commission, the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film will ensure the Ukrainian presence at the market and festival. While the European Commission will support the travel and accommodation expenses for Ukrainian professionals, the Festival de Cannes and Marché du Film have waived the fee for Ukraine’s national pavilion.

Ukrainian Features Preview:

ROCK. PAPER. GRENAGE

Genre: Feature film
Language: Ukrainian
Runtime: 90
Completed in: 2022

A coming-of-age story, based on Artem Chekh “Who are you?” autobiographical novel about relationships between a teenager and broken adults in Ukraine, 1990s. One day Tymophiy befriends a Felix – an Afghanistan war veteran, who has has PTSD and he loves classical music…


WHEN WE WERE 15 (US, 15)

Genre: Feature film
Language: Ukrainian
Runtime: 90
Completed in: 2023

15-year old Tonya is the new girl at school. She is facing questions of her ex-boyfriend abuse, dealing with her sexuality and accepting loneliness while trying to find her place in the adult world.


LAPALISSADE

Genre: Feature film
Language: Ukrainian, Russian
Runtime: 110
Completed in: 2022

Two old friends, a police detective and a forensic psychiatrist investigate a murder of a colleague whose widow they both loved when they were young. Immersed in memories of the past, they unconsciously create a future for their children where they reap the fruits of their parents’ lost hopes.


LUCKY GIRL

Genre: Feature film
Language: Ukrainian
Runtime: 100
Completed in: 2022

Nina is a young and successful TV star. She has everything in her life, until her life suddenly changes after she is diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Going from the highest peak to the darkest places she faces personal crisis, confronts fears, stereotypes, betrayal in order to reinvent herself.