[2023] MAREVO | МАРЕВО — in progress

The hero is a postman living in a small village in Ukraine. He attends the funerals of fallen soldiers from his community and is moved to create art using discarded war materials. He sells his artwork at the local market and donates all proceeds to the army. Despite receiving a summons to join the army, he decides to take a trip around Ukraine to experience life before war. Along the way, he meets new people, falls in love with a girl he met online, and reconnects with old friends and family. He comes to appreciate the beauty of his country and the people who inhabit it, but the threat of war is always present. Ultimately, he must decide whether to continue living his life or to fulfill his duty and join the army. He visits his brother's grave, stays in a hotel near the sea to feel the closeness of the war, and struggles with the decision of whether to go to war or to stay and continue living his life.


When the sun is well beyond the horizon, the only light that reaches us from the indirect sun is blue. Twice a day we spend about 40 minutes in the blue hour: a time measured in colour and a colour made by time. However, light-flooded interior spaces eliminate the daily experience of the colourful, gradual transition into the night.

The Blue Hour Observatory ask four four poets, four filmmakers and four wind players in different locations to spend the blue hour in a room without turning on the light, and document their experience through their respective medium. Instead of measuring light colour in Lux and Kelvin, the project investigates the phenomena through tone colours, speech and moving images. Each person records their experience individually. Then, these recordings are juxtaposed in their entire length. This results in a layered, collective perception of the blue hour.

[2020] POWER & TRUTH | Сила і Правда — 6'

During the quarantine, mayors and police felt the fullness of power. Seeing privacy as a threat, the mayoral candidate proposes to introduce full publicity for the sake of common security. Delegate the function of maternal control to the state, self-discipline, do not leave home without a reason.
The politician's name refers to the artist Polina Raiko, who lived as a recluse for many years and almost never left her home. After letting her children go to the aggressive world, she lost them and suffered from it until her death. Seeking salvation from life's troubles, the painter isolated herself and secretly painted her house with bizarre motives, in which she relived her experience.
The naive phantasmagoric motives of both women confuse reality with the absurd, creating their own paradise and safe haven.

[2019] I, ROBOT | Я, РОБОТ — 4'20''

In May 2018 European Union introduces a range of laws that regulate the protection of EU citizens personal data (GDPR). The law restricts the citizens rights to share, save and use the information about people without their permission. Ukraine is on the road to European integration and adopting its laws and regulations. This street incident demonstrates the insecurity of Ukrainian citizens due to the lack of such rules. At the same time it provides an opportunity to comprehend filming/recording a person in public space. The film refers to Isaac Asimov’s thoughts about whether humanoid robots will be friendly to others.

[2019] The Diviners | Божественні — 60'

The main characters of the film are the inhabitants of the contemporary Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Odesa, and Lviv. Their reality is multi-layered, unvarnished, deprived of unambiguous interpretations of good and evil, humanity and cruelty, charity and indifference. This story is a kaleidoscope, which features all of us: the righteous, the merciless, the funny, the naïve. The honest.