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UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS

UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS

In Ukranian Sheriffs, we follow Viktor and Volodya, two men who have been appointed local sheriffs by the mayor in the town of Stara Zburyevka, Ukraine. While dealing with crimes such as stolen ducks and drunken neighbors, the news about the war is slowly creeping in on them through their televisions and the invitations to join the army. Ukranian Sheriffs gives us a look beyond the war and an insight into everyday life in a Ukrainian village, with a great eye for the shady side of life.

ROMAN BONDARCHUK, born in 1982, is a Ukrainian filmmaker, novelist, contemporary artist, and photographer. He graduated from the National University of Theater, Film, and TV in Kiev. Bondarchuk is the author of several short films, documentaries, and music videos. Ukrainian Sheriffs is his latest film. It premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2015 and received the Special Jury Award. // Films (selection): Euromaidan. Rough Cut (2013, doc), Dixieland (2015, doc), Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015, doc)

Competition Documentary 2016

ROMAN BONDARCHUK

Ukraine / Latvia / Germany / Great Britain 2015
DCP / color
85 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Roman Bondarchuk
Editing
Kateryna Gornostai, Roman Bondarchuk, Borys Peter
Sound
Borys Peter
Music
Anton Baibakov
Producers
Darya Averchenko (SOUTH, UA), Uldis Cekulis (VFS Films, LV), Irena Taskovski, Tanja Georgieva (Taskovski Films, GB)

Trailer

Production

VFS Films
Lapu Str. 17
1002 Riga, Latvia
vfs@vfs.lv
www.vfs.lv
World Sales

Taskovski Films
19-21 Christopher Street
London EC2A 2B, Great Britain
info@taskovskifilms.com
www.taskovskifilms.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival
Amsterdam 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere