Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival
My Thoughts Are Silent/Мої думки тихі (Ukraine, 2019)
Thu 29 September 2022
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Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival presents My Thoughts Are Silent (Мої думки тихі), screened as part of the Ukrainian cinema strand at the festival's inaugural edition in 2022. Director Antonio Luckich's debut film, My Thoughts Are Silent was screened at Viennale and received the Special Jury Prize at the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Young sound engineer Vadym is a disenchanted and lethargic hipster from Kyiv. Jumping at the chance to leave the 'uncomfortable' Ukraine for an attractive Canada, he accepts a mysterious job offer, which requires him to complete a simple yet important task – to travel to the West of the country and record the voices of Transcarpathian animals. Things turn out to be more difficult than expected when Vadym realises that his companion on this journey is his mother.
Samizdat is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI. It is jointly funded by the European Cultural Foundation (Culture of Solidarity Fund — Ukraine Special Edition).
Financial support to attend the festival is available to eligible applicants via Samizdat's Access Fund.
Content Notes: Depictions of animal hunting, police violence.
Access Notes: Loud noises occasionally, flickering lights for a short scene.
5:00pm — 6:52pm
Doors open: 4:45pm
Booking fee: 10 percent booking fee
Ukrainian, English, Hungarian, and Russian audio with English Closed Captions.