Ukraine/Germany, 2017, 80 min.
Directed by
Oleksandr Techynsky
Danube / Delta / Delta Dunării @en / isolation / natură / nature / water

DOK Leipzig 2017 – Honorable Mention Next Masters Competition

In the isolated, rural world of the Danube delta, daily life is centred on a harsh and unforgiving landscape. Men cut through tall reeds and ice to bring in the harvest by boat, orthodox church-goers fill vessels of holy water. Here, the river is the central protagonist: the villagers find themselves at the margins, physically and symbolically pushed to the edges of the frame.