Heat Singers

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    Heat Singers

    Directed by

    Ukraine

    2019

    64 min

    • Ukrainian

    Documentary

    Visions du Réel

    The municipal district heating company from Ivano-Frankivsk has a cultural offer for its employees. To break away from their daily routine, run-down infrastructure and troublesome clients, they may come to sing in the company choir once a week. The folk and patriotic songs they practice at rehearsals become a bridge between the past communist era and the new political and economic reality. They help them to deal with the shock of transformation and simply spend some time together, just like in the good old times.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Nadia Parfan
    Cinematography
    Dmytro Burko
    Editing
    Mykola Bazarkin
    Music
    Margaryta Kulichova
    Production
    PHALANSTERY FILMS
    Nadia Parfan

    Nadia Parfan

    Ukraine

    Nadia Parfan was born in Ivano-Frankivsk. She studied cultural studies, anthropology, and urbanism. In 2014-15, she took a documentary directing course at Wajda School. Her student film REVE TA STOHNE ON TOUR premiered at Warsaw IFF and was selected to a number of other international film festivals. Nadia is a creative producer of MyStreetFilmsUkraine series, a co-founder of the 86 Festival and the Phalanstery Films production company. Her film HEAT SINGERS (2019) premiered at Visions du Réel and was selected at festivals around the world.