Produced byValentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska, Vladimir Yatsenko, Anna Sobolevska
Production CompanyForefilms, ArsenalFilms
Music by Serhiy Stepanskyi (Sound director)
Production designerVladlen Odudenko
Awards and Festivals:
Venice IFF 2021
The death of the loved one always triggers strong distress and poses a real challenge for all members of the family.
Serhiy tries to divert his twelve-year-old daughter Polina from sorrowful thoughts, but she keeps coming back to reflect upon the tragic event. Polina sees the presence of death in the world around and tries to comprehend the inevitability of it.
Counterintuitive and painful questions asked by the daughter require instant answers. Serhiy spends a lot of time in intimate conversations with Polina, which lets him focus on important worldview issues that might help him sort out his adult traumas.
Reflection is a movie about the critically dangerous transformations of a grown-up man and the accelerated maturing of a child under the pressure of war.