23. Feb
7 pm

The Distant Barking of Dogs

A Film by Simon Lereng Wilmont


We have been observing Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine from a safe distance for over a year now.
Displacement, fear, hardship and suffering are still part of everyday life for Ukrainians. There seems to be no end of war in sight.

Together with Office Ukraine we invite you to a screening at Kunstraum Schwaz. The screening will conclude with an open discussion.
The platform Office Ukraine was founded shortly after the beginning of Russia’s large-scale war of aggression against Ukraine and since then has been supporting artists and cultural workers from Ukraine who have found shelter in Austria.

The Distant Barking of Dogs
A film by Simon Lereng Wilmont
2017, 90 min.

Watch the trailer here.

Short Synopsis:
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.

This observational film follows a year in the life of Oleg, and emphasises the warm bond he has with his grandmother. By sticking close to Oleg, The Distant Barking of Dogs shows the effect of conflict on children.


Final Cut for Real
In co-production with
Mouka Filmi, STORY
Bayerischer Rundfunk and Arte


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