Best Friend Forever
Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak
Ukrainian State Film Agency, International Charitable Fund Of Oleksandr Petrovsky “Solidarity”
Eastern Ukraine, in the nearest future. A desert is unsuitable for human habitation. Sergiy, a former soldier suffering from PTSD, is having trouble adapting to his new reality. When the smelter he works at finally shuts down, he finds an unexpected way to cope joining the volunteer Black Tulip mission dedicated to exhuming war corpses. By working alongside Katya, he understands that a better future is possible. Will he learn to live without war and accept himself as he is?
Was born in 1971 in Zhytomyr and graduated from The National University of theatre, cinema and television of Karpenko-Kary as cinematographer and documentary filmmaker, as well as from The Wajda School in Poland. In 2004, he gained recognition as a documentary filmmaker – his short documentary AGAINST THE SUN received the Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand IFF, the Grand Prix at Nancy FF and several other awards. His full-length documentary PRYSMERK received the Golden Duke as the best Ukrainian film at Odesa IFF in 2015.