Eastern Front

Shidniy Front

25th TiDF: Greek Premiere
On 24 February 2022, Yevhen, together with his friends, volunteered to join the first aid battalion on the front line. They provided life-saving support and evacuation of the injured. This film reveals the experiences of these young men over six months full of drama, despair, fear, hatred, bitterness, love, and, most importantly, faith in victory. As they left for the front, they sent their families to the rear – to a village in western Ukraine. All of them come to this idyllic place for a couple of days to baptise the nine-month-old son of one of our protagonists. As soon as they rise from the celebratory feast, they have to go back to the front…
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen Titarenko
Script: Vitaly Mansky
Cinematography: Yevhen Titarenko, Ivan Fomichenko
Editing: Andrey Paperny
Sound: Václav Flegl
Production: Vertov
Producers: Natalia Manskaia
Co-production: Hypermarket Film, Braha Production Company, Current Time TV
Co-producers: Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák, Nataliia Khazan
Executive producer: Kenan Aliyev
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Latvia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, USA
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 98'
Contact: Deckert Distribution

Vitaly Mansky


1988 Boomerang (short)
1990 Post (short)
1993 Cuts of a Recurrent War (short)
1999 Private Chronicles. Monologue
2002 Broadway. Black Sea 
2006 Wild, Wild Beach 
2009 Beginning / Nikolina Gora. Epilogue 
2011 Motherland or Death 
2015 Under the Sun
2018 Putin’s Witnesses
2023 Eastern Front

Yevhen Titarenko


2015 War for Peace
2018 In the Ways of Heroes (short)
2019 My Friend Frost (short)
2019 Wind from the East
2023 Eastern Front