Eastalgia
Eastalgia

Eastalgia

Director Daria Onyshchenko

Production year 2012

Length 93min.

Country Germany/Ukraine/Serbia

SYNOPSIS

uslana, a middle-aged Ukrainian, lives a lonely life in Munich. Just when she fails her German exam yet again and a broken pipe in her self-made “Samogon” dis­tillery floods her modest home, her luck changes when her Serbian neighbor Vladan, comes to her rescue and overcomes her language barrier with his Slavic soul. Ha­ving given up his boxing career to start a new living in Germany for the sake of his ex-wife, he now has been left with nothing after their divorce.
Bogdan Ruslana’s son, has been working as a driver for spoiled Ukrainian pop-singer Maria in Kiev. Both rely on her rich patron Jora. Bogdan is sick of them both, throws in his job and leaves Maria stuck in a traffic jam. He goes for a last drink with his friends before leaving for his mother. Drunk and jealous he turns back at the station and passes Maria at the concert venue. After a big argument, he accompanies her home. They spend the night together, but the next morning Marias patron stands in front of the door. Zoran, Vladan’s son, could never forgive his parents for their divorce. He has returned to Belgrade, where, together with his girlfriend Aida, he lives a simple but satisfying life. When he witnesses local mafia pressing “farewell” money, he meets Jelena, the indecisive but loveable wife of the Austrian restaurant owner Günther. But Jelena intends to leave her homeland the next day, forever. This night, Zoran succeeds in opening her eyes to a new Belgrade - a city full of hopes and dreams. 
Three cities. Three Love-Stories. One night in Europe.

Awards

Filmkunst Förderpreis art directing | Hof IFF, Germany, 2012

Prize of the Russian Critics Association | Spirit of Fire IDFF, Russia, 2012

CAST & CREW

Daria Onyshchenko
Daria Onyshchenko

Director

Producer

Simon Amberger, Korbinian Dufter, Rafael Parente

Script

Daria Onyshchenko, Miroslav Mandic

Director of Photography

Erol Zubcevic

Production designer

Markus Dicklhuber

Music by

Superstrings

Sound

Superstrings

Edit

Wolfgang Weigl

Cast

Nina Nizheradze, Karl Markovics, Vuk Kostic, Marija Scaricic, Lea Mornar, Georg Friedrich, Ivan Dobronravov, Viktoria Varley, Aleksey Gorbunov

Production company

Neuesuper GmbH & Co.

Daria Onyshchenko

Born 1983, Kyiv, Ukraine. In the time of the Perestrojka, she lived in Moscow with her parents, where she experienced the „New Wave“ of Russian art. Later the family returned to Kyiv. She studied at Taras Scheytschenko University at the institute for international relations: Communication, PR and international journalism (B.A.). In that time, she acted at the theatre „Black Square“ and worked as a free journalist for various newspapers. In 2004, she made an internship at Shakespeare Theatre in Bremen. Since 2005, she lives in Munich and studies directing at University of television and film.


Filmography

SuicideClub.ru (2006), Drei Paar Schuhe (2008), Dogs of Ukrainka (2009), Eastalgia (2012).

FILMS 2013