School #3

Producer/s: Daniel Schulz, Marco Zshchiek, Yelizaveta Smith, Georg Genoux, Maksym Nakonechnyi
Director/s: Yelizaveta Smith, Georg Genoux
Genre: Documentary, Portrait
Length/s: 116 min

Thirteen adolescents from a rebuilt school in South Ukrainian Donbass relate their hopes and fears. In rigorously composed shots, the documentary film shows the protagonists in their everyday environment, while they tell of experiences that move them, of nascent new loves and personal loss alike. The war is often only immediately perceptible on the periphery, yet it makes its presence felt as an unavoidable frame of reference.
Grand-Prix of the International Jury of Generation 14plus program at Berlinale67