Move East Movie – Ukrainian Sheriffs


Ukrainian Sheriffs – dir. Roman Bondarchuk, 2015, runtime: 80 mins.

In Stara Zburivka in southern Ukraine near Crimea a sheriff duet solves problems. Among them, the theft of two ducks, disputes among neighbours, heavy drinking, physical abuse and car breakdown.  Time goes by, seasons change until finally TV broadcasts bring news about Maidan events and political upheavals in Ukraine, causing chaos among the residents of Zburivka.  They divide into pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian camps.  The film resembles Nikolai Gogol’s prose. It shows real life in Ukrainian village before and after the war but  most of all it is a very vivid overview of   humans and their weakness, flaws and problems.  

7 July 2016, at 22:00 |  Square in front of H.Ch.Andersen Theatre

MOVE EAST MOVIE - Eastern European Cinema has been awakening from  the post-communist lethargy and boldly offering interesting alternative to western European, Asian or American cinema. It brings fresh quality, but also reveals new perspectives on the problems of contemporary world, the perception of borders or daily life. The cinematic take on our Eastern neighbours, especially countries of the Caucasus, provides knowledge on the culture of those regions that still  remains little known to an average European. When we initiated the “Move East Movie” cycle last year, we wanted to awaken the awareness of cinephiles and show the everyday lives of the residents of the Eastern Partnership countries as well as the interests of film circles in those countries.