When the Trees fall (2018)

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other Title: Koly padayut dereva, German: Wenn Bäume fallen

Director: Marysia Nikitiuk

Genre: Drama

Country: Ukraine

Language: Ukrainian

Length: 88 Minutes

Synopsis: The story of a five year old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. Yearning to be self made, the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy abandoning him for traditional values and other people’s opinions. Larysa’s mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom? (Source: Cineuropa)

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