Ukraine2022fiction15'Międzynarodowy konkurs krótkometrażowy (2023)

Two brothers in Donbas, younger Kolya and older Kostya, have a different view of what is going on and what each of them should do next. Kolya backs the rebellion. Regardless of the punishment and risks, he regularly protests against the war in the centre of his hometown and, because of it, he is regularly interrogated by the secret service. Kostya is the practical one. He wants both brothers to leave the region, find work and perspectives for a better future. The tension between them is escalating, even more so because the conflict about the war is not the only one dividing them. ‘Shreds’ shows Russia’s war against Ukraine from a less obvious and more personal perspective that the one presented by the media every day.

directed by
Igor Gavva, portret reżysera
Igor Gavva

Igor Gavva was born in 1987 in Moldova. He got a professional education at Kyiv Municipal Academy of Variety and Circus Arts in Ukraine. He performed as a circus artist at international festivals, television and circus shows. Having finished his career as an artist, Igor turned to film directing. In 2022, together with a team of students and independent filmmakers, he created his short film « Shreds », which was shot three days before the start of a full-scale war in Ukraine.

Denis Tokarev
Igor Gavva
Arsalan Naimi, Matvii Diakiv, Elina Sukach, Dmytro Pustovoy, Danylo Tsvilikhovskyi, Konstantin Afanasyev, Serhii Hanzenko
Borys Liepshov
Igor Gavva
Igor Gavva
Kadr z filmu Shreds