February

Butterfly Vision

Maksim Nakonechnyi

After two months as a prisoner of war, Ukrainian military Lilia returns home to her husband and family. But she cannot escape her trauma, and on top of that turns out to be pregnant from one of her captivators. Yet, Lilia refuses to be a victim. Raw drama, impressively acted. 

Ukrainian drone expert Lilia – nickname ‘Butterfly’ – is freed after having spent two months as a prisoner of pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region. Her celebrated homecoming is shown on live television and she is a national hero, but soon reality sinks in. Her over-worrying mother has no idea how to comfort her, and her husband Tokha doesn’t know how to connect.  

When Lilia turns out to be pregnant from being raped while imprisoned, she seemingly withdraws into herself. Meanwhile, Tokha gets in deep with an ultra-right vigilante group attacking Roma camps. But even though Lilia appears stoic and depressed, she is determined to liberate herself. Shown in the official selection at Cannes 2022. With a very impressive performance by Rita Burkovska, who manages to visualize both Lilia’s mental torment and her determination with an understated anguish and vulnerability. 

Credits

Director
Maksim Nakonechnyi
Type
Fiction
Country
Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Sweden
Year
2022
Duration
107
Spoken Language
Ukrainian, English, Russian
Subtitles
English
*Theatres with in-depth programme in English.

Theaters, data en tijden (worden aangevuld wanneer bekend)

Alkmaar
Tue 21 Feb at 18:30 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 13 Feb at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Wed 15 Feb at 19:15 in Kriterion*
Apeldoorn
Tue 14 Feb at 20:00 in Gigant
Delft
Thu 16 Feb at 19:30 in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
Sun 12 Feb at 15:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Deventer
Mon 27 Feb at 20:00 in MIMIK
Enschede
Mon 20 Feb at 19:30 in Concordia
Gouda
Thu 23 Feb at 20:00 in Filmhuis Gouda
Groningen
Tue 21 Feb at 20:30 in VERA Zienema*
Hilversum
Tue 14 Feb at 20:15 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
Mon 13 Feb at 19:00 in Kijkhuis*
Maastricht
Mon 6 Feb at 19:30 in Lumière Cinema*
Middelburg
Mon 13 Feb at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg*
Utrecht
Mon 13 Feb at 19:00 in Louis Hartlooper Complex*
Wageningen
Tue 21 Feb at 19:30 in Movie W*