Oksana Cherkashyna, Sergiy Shadrin, Oleg Scherbina,
Armed conflict hits home in the most vivid way imaginable when mortar fire decimates one wall of the farmhouse belonging to married Ukrainian couple Irka and Tolik. A subsequent plane crash nearby leaves the couple wondering if they should relocate, but stubbornness sets in over being driven from their home by external forces. Winner of the Directing Award in the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Dramatic competition, and based on real events, Klondike unveils its harrowing story in striking widescreen compositions, often framed by the shattered space of Irka and Tolik’s living room. Set in 2014, when conflict in the Donbas region began, Maryna Er Gorbach’s powerful drama takes on even greater pertinence as a precursor to the current war in Ukraine.