Inspired by the principles of social realism, the director films a harsh society that imposes impossible choices on its members. Anna is a 35-year-old ambulance driver and single mother who lives in a cramped apartment with her young daughter, Katia, and her aging mother. When Katia is accidentally hit by a passing car that belongs to a well-connected and wealthy local politician, the film delves into a story of social injustice and revenge and reveals how flexible moral principles can be in a society governed by the “right of the strongest.” The film examines the gray area of personal morality, leading to a stark realization of how easy it is to abandon expected “civilized” behaviors and habits when faced with extreme circumstances.
- Direction: Christina Tynkevych
- Script: Christina Tynkevych, Serhiy Kastornykh, Julia Gonchar, Natalia Blok
- Cinematography: Vladislav Voronin
- Editing: Alex Shamin, Oleksandr Chorny
- Sound: Serhii Stepansky
- Actors: Anastasia Karpenko
- Production: Evos Film
- Producers: Olha Matat, Vlad Dudko, Serhiy Konnov
- Production Design: Vlad Dudko
- Format: DCP
- Color: Color
- Production Country: Ukraine
- Production Year: 2022
- Duration: 102΄
- Contact: Coccinelle Film Sales
- Awards/Distinctions: Special Jury Prize (Filmmakers of the Present), Best Actress (Anastasiya Karpenko) – Locarno IFF 2022
Agora Works in Progress 2020
Christina grew up in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 19 she moved to London where she studied film at the University of Arts and the University of Westminster. While working on her first short documentary Kraina, she collaborated closely with Joram ten Brink, a documentary director and the producer of the Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing. Kraina was eventually long-listed for the Oscars 2017. In 2018 she finished a feature documentary Generation 91 focused on the first post-Soviet generation of Ukrainians. The film premiered at DOXA, Canada. Her debut feature How’s Katia, has been developed as part of Midpoint Feature Launch and supported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency.
2016 Kraina (short)
2017 Solatium (short)
2018 Generation ’91 (doc)
2022 How is Katia?