March

Photophobia

Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík

On a cold February morning, 12-year-old Niki and his family arrive at the Kharkiv metro station to take shelter from the terrifying war raging outside. For Niki’s family, daylight is synonymous with mortal danger, and the boy is not allowed to leave the station premises, living under the constant glow of their neon lights. While aimlessly wandering around the abandoned cars and full platforms, Niki meets Vika (11), and a new world opens up to him. As their bond strengthens, the children find the courage once again to feel the sun on their faces. 

Credits

Director
Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík
Type
Documentary
Country
Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine
Year
2023
Duration
71 minutes
Spoken language
Ukrainian, Russian
Subtitles
EN
*Theatres with an in-depth programme in English.

Theatres, dates and times

Alkmaar
Tue 12 Mar at 19:00 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 11 Mar in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Sun 10 Mar at 19:15 in Kriterion*
Amsterdam
Tue 19 Mar at 19:00 in Rialto VU*
Apeldoorn
Tue 12 Mar at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 20 Mar at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Breda
Sun 24 Mar at 16:00 in Filmhuis Breda
Delft
Thu 14 Mar at 19:30 in Filmhuis Lumen*
Den Haag
Sun 10 Mar at 15:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Deventer
in MIMIK
Gouda
in Filmhuis Gouda
Groningen
Tue 12 Mar in VERA Zienema*
Hilversum
Tue 19 Mar at 19:15 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
Mon 11 Mar in Kijkhuis*
Middelburg
in Cinema Middelburg*
Schiedam
Tue 19 Mar in Wenneker Cinema
Utrecht
Mon 11 Mar in Louis Hartlooper Complex*
Wageningen
Tue 19 Mar at 20:00 in Movie W*