8-30th of October
Ukraine, Denmark, Netherlands | 2022 | 79 min. | N-16
During the 2014 revolution in Ukraine, 13-year-old street boy Roma runs around the front lines of Kyiv throwing stones and Molotov cocktails. He quickly becomes a mascot for the revolution. But behind the camouflage uniform, sunglasses and fearlessness hides a lonely boy from an orphanage who, five years later, turns 18 and is suddenly back on the streets with nothing in his pocket but a lighter and a knife. Through phone conversations between Roma and director Olha Zhurba, security camera videos and seven years of footage of Roma’s troublemaking, drug use and drifting through life, a story of a rootless young man and a family scattered to the winds takes shape.