A fragile love story between a boy and a girl in today’s post-revolutionary Ukraine. Anton, a former enfant prodige composer who couldn’t handle his obsession with music, returns to Ukraine after a long period in rehab for drugs and alcohol.
Katia, an ordinary girl living on the outskirts of Kyiv, is planning to move to Berlin with her boyfriend, a German photographer.
Two bewildered, lost young people who meet at a crucial point in their lives for a few days of happiness together in a shattered society in search of a new national identity.

A story about the post-revolutionary generation of young Ukrainian people looking for their place in a modern Ukraine. The story is set exactly one year after the Maidan Square revolt and expresses feelings of a generation who have no idea who they are anymore or what their identity is, so the only way is to be right here, right now.

In Competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – East of the West
Official Selection at Haifa International Film Festival
Festival International de Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat – Best Actress Award
Stockholm IFF – In competition
Camerimage 2017 – In Competition
Scanorama – Crossing Europe
Cairo IFF – International Panorama
Tbilisi International Film Festival – International Competition
Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers – Official Competition – Jeanne Moreau Award (Audience Award)
Capri, Hollywood 2017 – Official Selection
Bengaluru International Film Festival 2018 – Cinema of the World
LET’S CEE Film Festival 2018 – Feature Film Competition
goEast 2018 – In Competition
Seattle International Film Festival – Contemporary World Cinema
Festival International du Film de la Rochelle
Ceau, Cinema! Film Festival in Timişoara – Audience Award, Best Independent/Debut Award
Burgas International Film Festival – Danny Lerner Award (Best Feature Film)
Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa 2018 – Official Competition (Best Actor)

Key Words
  • Drama
  • Romance
Directed By
  • Marina Stepanska
Produced By
  • Tato Film
  • Insightmedia Producing Center
  • Andriy Seletskiy
  • Dasha Plahtiy
  • Oleg Mosiychuk
  • Christian Boris
Original title
  • Strimholov
  • Ukraine
  • 2017
  • 105’ min.
  • Available in Full HD
  • Language: English, Ukrainian
  • Subtitles: English
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