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Rock. Paper. Grenade.
Ja i Felix

Director(s): Iryna CilykUA92 min.2022
75%(42 ratings)
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
LanguagesUkrainian (orig.)
SubtitlesEnglish, slovak
Black and white / colourcolor

Little Timofey grows up in a small Ukrainian town. He lives with his mother and grandmother, who bring Felix – an Afghanistan veteran, former member of the counterintelligence, and an eccentric alcoholic – into their household. His presence is a source of extraordinary, hilarious, and dangerous experiences, and he partially replaces his father, an irresponsible gambler. It's the adventurous 1990s and the family has only modest funds to live on, a difficult situation for a teenager yearning for new sneakers and girlish admiration. The mother runs a door-to-door cosmetics business and leaves for a better life in Kyiv. Tima follows her, wanting to say goodbye to Felix, only he has disappeared. Years later, as an adult, he returns to the apartment with a lodger. He serves in the army. Grandma has died and the apartment is for sale. All that's left of the past are fleeting piano chords, a store of unneeded items, and the memory of Felix, a portrait of modest nostalgia for a time without war. IMDb web trailer
Projection of Rock. Paper. Grenade. at IFF Art Film 2023
Around the Neighbourhood
16. Jun
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17. Jun
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