Cursed days

// Cursed days

Artem Iurchenko // France // 2018
// 72 min // Couleur // HD

Jaquette Les jours maudits

2014, in Ukraine. In the city-centre of Kiev, protected from the outside world, this is where Vladimir devotes himself to teaching precise lines, in between cups of coffee. Time seems suspended here, while fragments of the present infiltrate the workshop: the sounds and images of the revolution that is rumbling on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) get this far, against the will of Vladimir, who is reluctant to recognise that his country’s history may influence his life or his work. And yet, the fine line of his pencil represents all the violence of the past, of the present and perhaps already a future war, which explodes. Artem Iurchenko also studied in this workshop as one of Vladimir’s pupils. For him, to come back here with his camera means creating a breach, opening a door, initiating a movement. He circulates between the interior and the exterior, from the frozen décor of the studio, haunted by still lives, to the constantly reconstructed scene of the barricades on the square, then the departure of its conscripts towards Donbass.

Co-Production De Films En Aiguille / Survivance


2018 : Festival International du Film de Bruxelles FIFB - Best Documentary Award
2018 : Visions du Réel - Nyon (Suisse) - Burning Lights Competition
2018 : Etats généraux du film documentaire - Lussas (France) - DocMonde
2018 : Rencontres Gindou Cinéma - Gindou (France) - Feature films
2018 : Traces de Vies - Clermont-Ferrand (France) - Competition
2018 : Rencontres des cinémas d'Europe - Aubenas (France)


Direction : Artem Iurchenko
Cinematography & Sound : Artem Iurchenko
Editing : Charlotte Tourrès
Sound Editing : Carole Verner
Mix : Laure Arto
Production : Carine Chichkowsky (Survivance), Carine Ruzniewski (De Films En Aiguille)


"A Lua platz" by Jérémy Gravayat received two awards at Entrevues Belfort 2018: the Camera Critics Prize and a special mention of the Eurocks One + One prize chaired by Fishbach. (Film produced by Survivance and L'image d'après). Congratulations to Jérémy and the entire film crew!

More than 19 international awards for Mila Turajlic's film since the IDFA 2017, including the Objectif d’or at the Millennium Film Festival, the Fipresci Jury Award in ZagrebDox, the Special Jury Award at Salem Film Fest, the Best Editing & Sound Design Awards at the Belgrade Documentary Festival !

Congratulations to Magali Bragard and Séverine Enjolras for their film Remake of a summer rewarded by the Excellence in Visual Anthropology Award at Ethnocineca International Film Festival of Vienna 2018


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