Weightlifter

Штангіст

Ukraine, Poland
2018 — 30 min / Colour

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Synopsis

Professional weightlifter Petro is preparing for an important competition. But before the competition, he receives tragic news that force him to make a difficult decision. Petro's inner conflict makes him into more than just a mechanical bundle of muscles.

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Director Biography

Ukrainian director Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk graduated from Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre, Cinema and Television in 2013. During his studies he made several short films which were invited to and awarded at various festivals. He participated in the 2013 Berlinale Talent Campus and is founder of the Ukrainian script platform “Terrarium”. Dmytro is a contributor to the documentary project Babylon#13 (cinema of civil protest) in Kyiv, Ukraine. He received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture of Poland "Gaude Polonia" in 2015 and 2017, participated in TorinoFilmLab (Script&Pitch) 2016 and in Midpoint Intencive 2017. He is also a member of the National Union of Filmmakers of Ukraine, member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and EFA Member since 2018. He participated in the Locarno Film Academy 2019 and his debut feature film project PAMFIR was selected to Cinefondation - The Résidence 2019.

Director

Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk

Producer

Ewa Jastrzębska

Valentyn Vasyanovych

Konrad Stefaniak

Cinematographer

Michał Rytel-Przełomiec

Editor

Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk

Sound

Sergiy Stepansky

Screenings & Awards

Drama ShFF, Greece, 2019
Jury award for Best European Short Film

Warsaw FF , Poland, 2019
Grand Prix - Best Short Film

Molodist IFF, Ukraine, 2018
Best Film in the National Competition

Premiers Plans FF, France, 2019

Sarajevo FF, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019

Contact

Munk Studio
ul. Pańska 85
00-834 Warszawa, Poland
+22 556 54 70
[email protected]