Drama - Completed 2021

After the release from captivity, the main hero - Serhiy - got a chance for a normal life, so he maintains a relationship with his ex-wife, who lost her new husband at war, and little daughter struggles with guilt and tries to deal with his old trauma in order to help his own child to grow up.

& Awards

Busan IFF 2021
World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 124 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Valentyn VASYANOVYCH
    • Writer(s)
    • Valentyn VASYANOVYCH
    • Producer(s)
    • Vladimir YATSENKO (FOREFILMS), Anna SOBOLEVSKA (FOREFILMS), Valentyn VASYANOVYCH (ArsenalFilms), Iya MYSLYTSKA (ArsenalFilms)
    • Synopsis
    • The death of the loved one always triggers strong distress and poses a real challenge for all members of the family.
      Serhiy tries to divert his twelve-year-old daughter Polina from sorrowful thoughts, but she keeps coming back to reflect upon the tragic event. Polina sees the presence of death in the world around and tries to comprehend the inevitability of it.
      Counterintuitive and painful questions asked by the daughter require instant answers. Serhiy spends a lot of time in intimate conversations with Polina, which lets him focus on important worldview issues that might help him sort out his adult traumas.
      Reflection is a movie about the critically dangerous transformations of a grown-up man and the accelerated maturing of a child under the pressure of war.