A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS
War, homelessness and alcoholism blight families in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk. Some of the city’s offspring end up in a home where tenacious, kind-hearted social workers take care to ensure that they can regain hope. They have nine months – then the courts decide the children’s future. Selia Fischer
We present the German premiere of the film.
Sound: Heikki Kossi, Pietu Korhorhonen, Peter Albrectsen, Sune Kaarsberg. Editing: Michael Aaglund. Music: Uno Helmersson. Production: Final Cut For Real, MDR/ARTE. Producer: Monica Hellström. Length: 87 min. International Sales: Cinephil.
No youth rating
Simon Lereng Wilmont
Born in Copenhagen, Wilmont graduated in documentary film directing from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. Since 2015 he has been shooting in Eastern Ukraine. With THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS, which tells the story of growing up in a war zone, he won numerous international awards. His follow-up film A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS won a best director award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS, DK 2017, 90 min.
KIDS ON THE SILK ROAD, DK 2017-2019, 22 min. (mini series, 1 episode)
GRAINE DE CHAMPION, DK 2016, 83 min.
Shortlist VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.