When the Trees Fall

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    When the Trees Fall

    Koly padayut dereva

    Directed by

    Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia

    2018

    88 min

    • Ukrainian

    Drama

    In a godforsaken village in Ukraine, a rebellious little girl learns about life watching her teenage cousin’s romance with a young criminal. But when he flees after a murder, her cousin is forced to marry someone else, and this little heroine has to understand just how important it is to fight for your dreams.

    Awards

    • Best Acting (Anastasia Pustovit) - Odesa IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Anastasia Pustovit
    Sofia Khalaimova
    Maksym Samchyk
    Maria Svizhinska
      Alla Samoilenko
    Yevgenii Grygoriev
    Petro Pastukhov
    Mariia Trepikova
      Aelita-Viktoriia Avierman
    Screenplay
    Marysia Nikitiuk
    Cinematography
    Michal Englert
    Editing
    Blaze Dulev
    Milenia Fiedler
    Ivan Bannikov
    Music
    Mykyta Moiseiev
    Alexandar Pejovski
    Production
    DIRECTORY FILMS
    Sales
    LATIDO FILMS

    Press

    A debut feature bursting with audacity, flair and energetic promise.

    Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Marysia Nikitiuk

    Marysia Nikitiuk

    Ukraine

    Born in the Ukraine in 1986, Marysia Nikitiuk is a director, screenwriter and novelist. She studied at the Taras Shevchenko National University and the Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, both in Kiev. She has been working as a screenwriter since 2012 and began directing her own films in 2014.