Ukrainian film at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

The film “My Thoughts are Quiet”, directed by Antonio Lukich, won a prize at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. According to Radio Svoboda, in the category "To the East from the West," the picture was awarded a special award by the jury of the festival. This is the debut work of a young Ukrainian director in the full-length feature films.

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The film tells the story of a young sound engineer, Vadym, who, after a series of failures in work and personal life, gets a chance to start all over again. He is given an unusual task, namely to record the voices of Transcarpathian animals, and the guy hopes that this project will be his chance to leave the “inconvenient Ukraine” and go to “attractive Canada”. However, he goes on a journey not alone, but with his mother, and “everything turns out to be much more complicated,” the authors of the film say.

According to director Antonio Lukich, the film “My thoughts are quiet” is based on real events. The main roles were performed by Irma Vitovska and Andrii Lidogovsky.


This year, at the festival in Karlovy Vary, in addition to the film “My thoughts are quiet,” Ukraine was represented by Ihor Shylov’s documentary film Panorama. Both works were created with the support of Goskino. The jury of the festival was Ukrainian director Serhii Loznytsa. The main award of the festival “Crystal Globe”  was received by the Bulgarian film “Father” by Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva.


This year's festival gathered about 140,000 spectators. The next, 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will open on July 3, 2020.