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.

Director's Biography
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
85 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Darya Averchenko
Cinematography Roman Bondarchuk
Editing Kateryna Gornostai, Roman Bondarchuk, Borys Peter
Sound/Sounddesign Borys Peter
Music Anton Baibakov
Producer(s) Darya Averchenko (SOUTH, UA), Uldis Cekulis (VFS Films, LV), Irena Taskovski, Tanja Georgieva (Taskovski Films, GB)
VFS Films Lapu Str. 17 1002 Riga Latvia
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2015
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere