Pieter-Jan De Pue
Belgium, Ukraine, 8 min
World premiere

For two years, Anatoli and Svetlana have been living under bombardments in their village, Pesky, not far from Donetsk Airport. Aged 72, they spend a large part of their days in the cellar of their house. They are the only ones that stayed in Pesky, which once had 3,000 inhabitants. They no longer have water, or gas, or electricity. But they resist and continue their activity as beekeepers. The filmmaker says: “During post-production on my first film Land of the Enlightened, I was commissioned by the International Red Cross to go to Donetsk and take photos of the two sides of the frontline of the war. This is when I met this old couple, who continue to make honey and supply it to both the pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian soldiers.” A film of rare visual power, Girls and Honey provides an in-depth summary of not only the complex situation of Ukraine, but more generally the crazy frenzy of war and everyone’s hope for peace. This short film says more in barely 10 minutes than the majority of feature-length films on the same subject seen thus far.

Luciano Barisone


8 min
Belgium, Ukraine
Compétition Internationale Courts Métrages
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World premiere
English, French
Jan Stevens
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