Boy of War
Category: Documentary FeatureLength: 79:00 minutesDirector: Cyprien Clément-Delmas, Igor KosenkoProducer: Fabian DriehorstCo-Producer: Veronika Kührová, Michal KráčmerCinematographer: Ivan CastiñeirasEditor: Martin Reimers, Oscar LoeserSound Design: Sandra KlouzováSound Engineer: Andrii NidzelskyiMusic: Matouš Hejl
Co-Production: Analgog Vision (Czech Republic)Funding: FFA, BKM, Jihlava Film FundPartners: UPP, Soundsquare
Awards: Special Mention & Student Jury Award at Jihalava International Documentary Festival 2018Festivals: Jihalava International Documentary Festival 2018
Artiom is 18 years old and has just one wish: to go to war and fight for his homeland, Ukraine. Everything else comes second. He dresses in camouflage, watches war videos online, and in his free time practices battle scenes with his friends. Or at least they think they are battle scenes. As a child, he only sees the surface of the war. And he has the bad luck that the fighting rages so tantalizingly close. This observational documentary studies the cult of war in a post-Soviet setting where those who succumb to the allure of battle are the least suitable and least predisposed to fighting – a fact perfectly illustrated by Artiom’s final struggle with the reality of war.