WHEN THE TREES FALL
by Maryssia Nikitiouk (Koly padayut dereva, Ukraine, 2018, 1h28, vostf)
starring Anastasiia Pustovit, Maksym Samchik, Sonia Khalaimova
Larysa dreams of escaping from the village where she lives with her authoritarian grandmother and her five-year-old little cousin, Vitka. Her hope of a different life lies with a young tearaway, Scar, with whom she is infatuated. They plan to run away together, but nothing really goes according to plan and the young woman soon finds herself forced to marry a man not to her liking. But Vitka holds a secret that could change everything.
Carte blanche to Odessa International Film Festival.