U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Cast: Oleksandr Yatsentyuk, Stanislav Potiak, Solomiia Kyrylova
Duration: 100 mins
"A bold and brave story of a family man at the mercy of small town corruption" – Screen Daily
"★★★★ – dynamic but despairing" – Guardian
★★★★ – Little White Lies
★★★★ – Financial Times
Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk’s feature debut is a gripping thriller set in rural Western Ukraine on the eve of Malanka – the Ukrainian New Year’s Eve festival.
Returning to his family after working abroad Pamfir wants to earn an honest living, but after his teenage son sets a fire Pamfir ends up in debt to a corrupt local official and must take a dangerous smuggling run to put things right.
A heady mix of drama, thriller and pagan fairy tale, Pamfir is a timely and deeply felt allegory of Ukraine.
Ukrainian with English subtitles