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UKRAINE | 106 minutes | 2020

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For her first feature, Natalya Vorozhbit adapts her own play, one of the groundbreaking works of the Ukrainian New Drama movement. Bad Roads is made up of four intricately linked stories set in the war-torn, occupied Donbass region. The film locks down the experiences of living and surviving in a war zone, especially those of women like the young college students whose soldier lovers brighten their routine, or a prisoner who, like Scheherazade, tries to save her life by mesmerizing her jailer with words. The hard-hitting script is both terrifying and tragicomic, the visuals often brutal and the actors deeply moving. A true revelation.

Venice Film Festival, Critics' Week

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Natalya Vorozhbit

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  • Screenplay Natalya Vorozhbit
  • Producer Dmitriy Minzyanov, Yuriy Minzyanov
  • Cast Igor Koltovskyy, Andrey Lelyukh, Vladimir Gurin

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