Falling

Стрімголов

Ukraine 2017
In Ukrainian, English and Russian with English subtitles
105 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Maryna Stepanska
Screenplay: Marina Stepanska
Cast: Andriy Seletskiy, Dasha Plahtiy, Oleg Mosiychuk, Larysa Rusnak, Christian
Production: Olena Yershova, Volodymyr Filippov, Alla Ovsyannikova / A Tato Film, Insight Media production
Print Source: TVCO

There’s no more fascinating image in cinema than the human face. But we’ve come a long way since French theorist Roland Barthes waxed lyrical about Garbo’s “mask-like” visage. We’ve gazed into a lot of actors’ eyes, drowned in a lot of delirious closeups. So to be forcibly reminded of that simple image’s connective power is a rare thing these days, and it takes a filmmaker of uncannily focused talent — that, and a remarkable face to be looked at. In her delicate yet daring narrative feature debut, Ukrainian director Marina Stepanska gives us three such faces, and the hesitant, hushed love story and intergenerational drama of her film exists in the clarity and mystery of those fathomless features.

Jessica Kiang, Variety

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