The Distant Barking of Dogs follows the 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg, whose life was turned upside down by the on-going war in Eastern Ukraine. Come to watch Simon Lereng Wilmont's film, premiered at IDFA 2017, screened at CPH:DOX 2018 and nominated for the best documentary at European Film Awards in 2018. The screening will take place at Světozor Cinema in Prague on Monday, April 1, at 8:45 pm. The tickets are on sale here.
Ten-year-old Oleg lives in the eastern part of Ukraine — a warzone that often echoes with anti-aircraft fire and missile strikes. Sometimes these sounds are in the distance, while other times they’re frighteningly close. While many have already left this dangerous area, Oleg remains with his grandmother, who has taken care of him since the death of his mother. They have nowhere else to go. While waiting for the war to end, Oleg enjoys hanging out with his younger cousin Yarik and the older boy Kostia. Together they go on adventures, talk about what makes a real man, test each other’s boundaries — but sometimes they go too far.
The Distant Barking of Dogs
Original title: Olegs krig
Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont
Camera: Simon Wilmont
Editor: Michael Aaglund
Production: Monica Hellström
Denmark | 2018 | 90 min. | colour
Languages: Ukrainian | Subtitles: English