12-year-old Nikita and his family have been staying in an underground station in Kharkiv for weeks. The place promises protection from Russian attacks, but there is not much distraction down here. The glaring lights and provisionally furnished carriages create a surreal to dreary atmosphere, pets roam the aisles, an aging musician plays songs on his guitar.


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Production Company: Punkchart Films
Duration: 71 min.
Date of Release: 2023
Country of Production: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: Russian, Ukrainian
Subtitles: English
Unavailable Territories: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia

Festivals & Awards

  • Dok Leipzig Int'l Film Festival
    Panorama: Central and Eastern Europe

  • Venice Days
    Cinema Label

  • Warsaw IFF
    Best Documentary

  • Jihlava IDFF
    Winner of the Czech Joy

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Children & Youth, Current Affairs, Drama Documentary