~ All Things Ablaze



documentary | 82’ | Ukraine | 2014

directors and camera:
Oleksandr Techynsky
Aleksey Solodunov
Dmitry Stoykov

Marina Maykovskaya

Oleg Golovoshki

music: Anton Baibakov ︎

Yulia Serdyukova

world sales:
Journeyman Pictures ︎


MDR Prize for the best Eastern European documentary at DOK Leipzig, 2017

festivals: DOK Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)
Sheffield Doc/Fest (Sheffield, UK)
Vision du Reel (Nyon, Switzerland)
goEAST Festival of Central and Eastern European films (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Zagreb HRDFF (Zagreb, Croatia)
Docudays UA IDFF (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Camden International Film Festival (Camden, USA)
9th Ânûû-rû Âboro International Film Festival (Pwêêdi Wiimîâ, New Caledonia)
Artdocfest IDFF (Moscow, Russia)
Revelation Film Festival (Leederville WA, Australia)
Lubskie Lato Flmowe IFF (Zielona Góra, Poland)

This film is not about the revolution that changed Ukraine in winter 2013-2014. Not exactly. It rather shows a universal pattern of particular kind of uprisings – those that end with bloodshed. At first, the noble endeavor for freedom collides with the dark force of repressive rulers. Then eventually, after much confusion and chaos, the righteous anger of people changes to pure outrage. After the first casualties on both sides, no matter how black and white it seems from outside, the edge between good and bad blurs. And finally, all things ablaze.