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Delirium



Ukraine, 2012, Red One 4K - Color - 96

DIRECTED BY:
Ihor Podolchak

CAST:
Volodymyr Khimyak, Lesya Voynevych, Petro Rybka

SCREENPLAY:
Ihor Podolchak

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Mykola Yefymenko

EDITING:
Ihor Podolchak

MUSIC:
Oleksandr Shchetynsky

SOUND:
Myroslav Kuvaldin

PRODUCER:
Ihor Podolchak, Ihor Dyurych, Tamara Podolchak, Liliya Mlynarych

WORLD SALES:
Ihor Podolchak

STORY DESCRIPTION:

An ordinary funeral procession moves along its path from church to cemetery. Observing, you slip from reality into a place where time has lost its linearity, looping through the odd images thrown off by a distorted reality. Images of non-existence, of varying reflections of death issuing from both past and future, concrete yet abstract, horrible yet desirable.A family asks a young psychiatrist to be their guest for a while to untangle the circumstances of their father’s illness. He’s developed a suicidal fixation for ropes and knots among other things. While deeply involved in analyzing the patient’s delirium, the doctor begins to lose track of what is taking place. The task of “how to help” is twisted into “who am I? Doctor or patient? Chance guest, member of this suffering family, or a catholic priest who has dreamed this all up?” In order to get a handle on it all, it’s best to start from the beginning, but why do things keep shifting, changing?
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Born, 1962 in Lviv, Ukraine. Graduated with distinction from the Lviv Academy of Fine Arts, 1984.Filmmaker, artist, creator of extensive projects in the field of visual art, laureate at 25 international art exhibitions in Canada, the United States, South Korea, Latvia, Poland, Norway, Spain, and Ukraine. Among 24 personal exhibitions, one bears the distinction of being the first art exhibit ever to be held in space, aboard the Space Station Mir, in 1993. The artwork of Ihor Podolchak is housed in 26 museums and public collections worldwide. His feature film, “Las Meninas”, premiered at the “Tiger Award Competition” at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (2008). The film has been screened at 27 international film festivals worldwide, ten in competition.The second feature film, “Delirium”, premiered at the “Director’s Week Competition” at the Fantasporto-2013. Oporto International Film Festival, Porto, Portugal.

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