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

Festivals

2018 : Traces de Vies - Clermont-Ferrand (France) - Prize Hors Frontières
2018 : Lebanese Independant Film Festival - Liban - Best feature-length documentary
2018 : On Art Film Festival - Best feature-length
2018 : Visions du Réel - Nyon (Switzerland) - Burning Lights Competition
2018 : Etats généraux du film documentaire - Lussas (France) - DocMonde Category
2018 : Rencontres Gindou Cinéma - Gindou (France) - Feature-length Category
2018 : Rencontres des cinémas d'Europe - Aubenas (France)
2018 : Ecrans du Réel Le Mans - France

2019 : Rencontre Documentaire de Saint Jean du Gard - France

 

Team

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)

News

Kiro Russo en France du 26 mars au 6 avril !

Les séances-rencontres prévues avec lui :  

- Lavelanet Le Casino le 26/03, 20h30 
- Le Cinéma de Rieupeyroux le 27/03, 21h
- Toulouse Gaumont Wilson le 28/03, 17h55 
- Paris Reflet Médicis le 30/03 : 13h40 - Présentation du film par le réalisateur et Elsa Charbit (Entrevue(s) Belfort) / 19h - Discussion entre le réalisateur et Olivia Cooper-Hadjian des Cahiers du Cinéma
- Paris Le Luminor le 31 mars, 20h30 : Rencontre animée par Cinem'attack 
- Pantin Ciné 104 le 1er avril, 20h15 : en partenariat avec El Perro Que Ladra 
- Saint-Denis L'Ecran le 2 avril, 20h15 
- La Roche s/Yon le Concorde le 3 avril, 15h30 
- Dijon L'Eldorado le 4 avril, 20h15 
- Grenoble Le Méliès le 5 avril, 20h30 
- Paris Le Luminor le 6 avril, 20h : Rencontre animée par le Ciné-club étudiant de la Femis