You Know It's Going to Be About War

Olha Tsybulska
Norway, Ukraine | 2023 | 35 min
International Premiere
Language : Ukrainian
Subtitles : English, French

The frank collective portrait of a youth caught in the endless routine of war, animated by a lust for life interwoven with feelings of guilt, anger and hope. 

Like many others, Olha Tsybulska left her house in Kyiv on the morning of February 24th, a few hours after the first Russian missiles hit Ukrainian cities. “I was lucky enough to be able to jump into the car with my friends, who were better prepared for the invasion than me. The only thing I was sure of was that nothing would ever be the same.” But a few months after her escape, Olha leaves her temporary refuge in Norway to reunite with and film members of her family and close friends. Above all, she seeks to understand, through rambling conversations, how they feel about the complex situation which has become the reality of (civilian) Ukrainians today: when the need to return to a “normal” life overcomes the fear of death, despite the persistent threat of strikes. You Know It's Going to Be About War paints a fair and honest picture of a youth caught up in the endless routine of war, driven by a lust for life punctuated with bursts of guilt, anger and hope.


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