2022 - 52' – Ukrainian, Russian (Available subtitles: German, Italian, English)
Being afraid of losing connection with my hometown I return there once again to talk to Olha and Mykyta, who, by the way, are my mom and my friend.
Kyrylo Naumko was born in Odesa, Ukraine. He studied German and English language and literature at Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University. After graduation, he worked for 2 years as a videographer on board German cruise ships. In 2019 he started school at ZeLIG and at the moment is graduating with his diploma film "Dear Odesa".
Hannah Hütter was born 1998 in South Tyrol and grew up there. After graduating from the high school in graphic and communication, she worked for 2 years in Munich as a video assistant and 2nd assistant camera for TV series and feature films.
Lydia Gasparini (Trento, 1998). After finishing her studies in Social Sciences in Bolzano and attending classes at Bournemouth and Poole College in New Media, she enrolled at Zelig - School for Documentary, Television and New Media in the specialization for Editing and Post-Production. During this time she worked as an editor on the local podcast series “Film In The Alps” and as assistant editor for a South Tyrolean television broadcast.
I did not notice exactly how and when life in Odesa became unbearable. But, probably, last 2 years I had a terrible feeling of disgust mixed with love. I was irritated by many things: the mayor who was a bandit, the widespread apathy of most residents of Odesa to the problems of the city, and chaotic construction. Plastic balconies on the facades of historic buildings, air conditioners, huge advertising signs – all these are pimples on the body of my beloved city. A city that could once breathe freely. Until recently, this worried me almost the most in life. Now, after the war started, the only thing I want is for this city to just stand. Just exist. Please.
Country of production: Italy
Shooting Format(s): HD 1080@25p
Original Master Format: HD 1080@25p
Aspect ratio: 2:1
Screening Format: DCP, Apple ProRes or any on request
Audio Format: Stereo (2.0)
Running time: 52’
Subtitles available: German / English / Italian
Director: Kyrylo Naumko
Cinematographer: Hannah Hütter
Editor: Lydia Gasparini
Soundrecordist: Lydia Gasparini