Balazher. Korrekturen der Wirklichkeit

A Film by Lesia Kordonets

Synopsis

Social systems come and go, but people remain.
Since Soviet times an old Ukrainian bus has been running along the outermost EU border. At the junction of this geo-political construct this old bus appears as fragile as the past itself. Will the bus come? Or not? Passengers wait patiently at the bus stop: and they dream that the bus will take them – perhaps to a better future.

Director

  • Picture of Lesia Kordonets © Lesia Kordonets

    Lesia Kordonets

    Lesia Kordonets was born in Ukraine in 1983. Growing up in the times of social turmoil in her homeland, she entered Theodor-Heuss College of Education (promoting democratic responsibility and civil engagement among young people in Eastern Europe). Since her graduation in German Studies she has written and directed various short films and documentaries in Ukraine, Germany and Switzerland. In 2013 she graduated from the department of cinema of Zurich Art Institute.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    33rd MUNICH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM SCHOOLS (Competition, Germany) November 17, 2013
  • 61st BELGRADE DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Serbia)April 2, 2014
  • 67th SHORT FILM CORNER - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)May 13, 2014
  • *FIPRESCI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT*
    5th ODESSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Ukraine) July 11, 2014
  • 11th CINEFEST MISKOLC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Hungary)September 12, 2014
  • *NOMINATION BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    15th FIRST STEP AWARDS (Competition, Germany) September 15, 2014
  • 23th OPEN FILMFESTIVAL KINOSHOCK (Competition, Russia)September 21, 2014
  • 37th INPUT - INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC TELEVISION CONFERENCE (Official Selection, Finnland)October 27, 2014
  • *RTS PRIZE FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM* , *SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY*
    20th GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FESTIVAL TOUS ECRANS (Competition, Switzerland)November 6, 2014
  • 24th FILMFESTIVAL COTTBUS (Special program, Germany)November 6, 2014
  • 59th CORK FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Ireland)November 7, 2014
  • 3rd NIGHT OF THE 10th BIG SUR SHORT FILM SCREENING SERIES (Official Selection, USA)June 21, 2015
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Siberia, Russia)August 22, 2015
  • K3 FILM FESTIVAL VILLACH (Official Selection, Austria)September 16, 2015
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL ALBANIA (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)September 21, 2015
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD SHORT DOCUMENTARY*
    12th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Comeptition „Dokumentarfilm bis 45min“, Germany)October 9, 2015
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • *NOMINATION IN THE CATEGORY BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    9th GRAND OFF INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)December 3, 2015
  • 7th ARES FILM & MEDIA FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)December 18, 2015
  • 1st LYON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)January 30, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • *GREEN IMAGE AWARD*
    3rd GREEN IMAGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tokyo, Japan)March 23, 2016
  • 4th BIOBIOCINE, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CONCEPCÍON 2016 (Students Documentary, Chile)April 19, 2016
  • 26th MEDIAWAVE – ANOTHER CONNECTION INT’L FILM FESTIVAL AND MUSIC GATHERING (Int’l Competition, Hungary)April 27, 2016
  • 10th ETHNOCINECA – INT’L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA (Competition of ESSA - ETHNOCINECA Student Shorts Award 2016, Austria) May 17, 2016

Crew

Producer
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Director
Lesia Kordonets
Screenplay
Lesia Kordonets
Director of Photography
Lesia Kordonets
Cameraman
Valentin Kemmner
Editor
Lesia Kordonets
Sound Design
Maurizius Staerkle-Drux
Music
Orkestr Tsche
Animation
Valentin Wyss, Valentin Kemmner, Sergio Costantini

Details

Running Time
29:22
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1, Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL & PRODUCTION

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK
Film Department
Laura Zimmermann (Contact)
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
CH-8031 Zürich, Switzerland

+41 (0) 43 446 31 12

film.info@zhdk.ch
laura.zimmermann@zhdk.ch