The Distant Barking of Dogs

Simon Lereng Wilmont - 90'
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SYNOPSIS

Ten-year-old Oleg lives in the eastern part of Ukraine — a warzone that often echoes with anti-aircraft fire and missile strikes. Sometimes these sounds are in the distance, while other times they’re frighteningly close. While many have already left this dangerous area, Oleg remains with his grandmother, who has taken care of him since the death of his mother. They have nowhere else to go. While waiting for the war to end, Oleg enjoys hanging out with his younger cousin Yarik and the older boy Kostia. Together they go on adventures, talk about what makes a real man, test each other’s boundaries — but sometimes they go too far. This observational film follows a year in the life of Oleg, and emphasises the warm bond he has with his grandmother. By sticking close to Oleg, The Distant Barking of Dogs shows the effect of conflict on children.

Ambassadors of the film: Imre Doma, Ildikó Molnár

AWARDS

IDFA 2017 : World Premiere- WINNER! 1st Appearance Competiton, Goteborg 2018: WINNER- Dragon Award, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2018: WINNER- Golden Alexander, Fipresci & Human Values Awards, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2018: WINNER- Best Documentary, Youth Jury, Docudays Kiev 2018: WINNER- Student Jury Award Hong Kong IFF 2018: 2nd Place- Jury Prize Competition

CATEGORY

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CAST

DIRECTOR:
Simon Lereng Wilmont
PRODUCER:
Monica Hellström
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Simon Wilmont
EDITOR:
Michael Aaglund

INFORMATION

Country:
Denmark
Original language:
Ukranian
Year:
2017

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
90 min