When Spring Came to Bucha
Mila Teshaieva, Marcus Lenz
Ukraine, Germany - 2022 - 66’ - IDFA 2022, CPH:DOX 2023, Visions du Réel 2023
The citizens of Bucha share their stories as they clear the streets of debris and rebuild their destroyed homes. The film documents what is happening in Bucha real time – local people coming out of their shelters, focusing on the resilience of the Ukrainian spirit rather than the atrocities of the war. Yuri, head of municipal services, is trying to provide clean drinking water for the people of Bucha. Olenka is the only pupil in the classroom after two of her classmates were killed and the rest fled the country. Yet, amidst the suffering, a young couple is getting married, and life must go on. This heart-wrenching and compelling documentary tells stories of loss, hope and resistance against the backdrop of spring flowers blooming in Bucha.
The screening of the film is organised in partnership with the European Parliament in Bulgaria. Free admission.
20.09, 19:00, CZECH CENTER