Sydney Underground Film Festival 2020

Pickles, Bombs & Borsch (Short films from Ukraine)

Expired September 20, 2020 4:00 PM
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An eclectic genre blast of shorts: Pickles Bombs & Borsch presents a package of films portraying everyday life in contemporary Ukraine - A country grappling with continual political upheaval and the toll of Europe’s forgotten war.


Julian Knysh returns with more unmissable Ukrainian shorts that capture the new wave of an artistic explosion reflecting upon and actively redefining the culture!

Having lost his family, old Ivan goes crazy, he paints his face and puts on a shamanic headdress with feathers on his head. He, takes out his icon from its frame. Ivan builds a coffin with his own hands and prepares for the meeting with death. It seems that no one and nothing can bring him back to his senses. An unexpected meeting with a stray black dog changes his plans. A unique, entertaining Ukrainian existential western!

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    8:00
  • Language
    Ukrainian
  • Country
    Ukraine
  • Premiere
    Australian Premiere
  • Rating
    15+
  • Director
    Kadim Tarasov