Directed by Yaroslav Lodygin, drama, 120 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Natalya Vorozhbit, Serhiy Zhadan, Yaroslav Lodygin
With Oleg Moskalenko, Vladimir Yamnenko, Georgiy Povolotskiy, Oleksiy Gorbunov, Ruslana Khazipova
When his brother Yuriy suddenly disappears, Herman comes back to his hometown and has to take over the family’s old gas station. Soon, while trying to find out about Yuriy’s fate, he finds himself under attack by the local mafia and in love with Olga, his brother’s accountant. He starts to fight, not only for himself but also to make the locals value and defend their property and their dignity against the mafia thugs.
A very ambitious, amusing adaptation of a famous Ukrainian novel Voroshilovgrad by internationally renowned writerSerhiy Zhadan, fuelled with humour, romance and the vibes of a western, which has been skilfully transposed into the reality of the East, The Wild Fields is an entertaining and alluring portrait of northern Donbass on the eve of the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2018 (First Feature Competition)
Ukrainian Film Academy Awards 2019 (Golden Dziga for Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Production Design and Best Sound Design)