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VULKAN / Volcano

VULKAN / Volcano

One day Lukas, employed as an interpreter for an OSCE mission, becomes lost in the middle of the steppe in southern Ukraine. He ends up in a sleepy little town where he finds shelter with idiosyncratic local Vova and his daughter Marushka. His journey towards happiness will be flanked by a series of strange encounters and bizarre situations … As with his documentary Ukrainian Sheriffs, Roman Bondarchuk chose a tragicomic tone for his feature debut, and vividly portrays the colorful world of southern Ukraine, which bears unmistakable traces of the distant and not-too-distant past. (Lenka Tyrpáková, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

Roman Bondarchuk
Roman Bondarchuk graduated from the Kyiv State Institute of Theater and Cinema. “Ukrainian Sheriffs“ (2015, CE'16) was his first feature-length documentary, won a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2015, and became the Ukrainian entry for the Oscars in 2017. Bondarchuk is an art director of Docudays UA in Kyiv. “Volcano” (2018) is his first full length feature film.

Film Selection: Vulkan (Volcano, 2018) - Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015, doc, CE'16) - Dixie Land (2015, doc) - Yevromaidan. Chornovyi montazh (Euromaidan Rough Cut, 2014, doc) - Mms (2009, short) - Radunytsya (Commemoration Day, 2007, short)

Competition Fiction 2019

Roman Bondarchuk

Ukraine / Germany 2018
106 minutes

Vadym Ilkov
Mykola Bazarkin, Heike Parplies
Anton Baibakov
Serhiy Stepansky, Viktor Zhdanov, Khrystyna Deilyk
Olena Yershova, Michel Merkt, Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, Dar'ya Averchenko



Tato Film, Elemag Pictures GmbH, KNM, South
World Sales

Pluto Film

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018 

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere