Heat Singers

Ukraine | 2019 | documentary | 64 min. Documentary competition

The municipal district heating company from Ivano-Frankivsk has a cultural offer for its employees. To break away from their daily routine, run-down infrastructure and troublesome clients, they may come to sing in the company choir once a week. The folk and patriotic songs they practice at rehearsals become a bridge between the past communist era and the new political and economic reality. They help them to deal with the shock of transformation and simply spend some time together, just like in the good old times.

directed by

Nadia Parfan Festival guest

Nadia Parfan was born in Ivano-Frankivsk. She studied cultural studies, anthropology, and urbanism. In 2014-15, she took a documentary directing course at Wajda School. Her student film “Reve ta Stohne on Tour” premiered at Warsaw IFF and was selected to a number of other international film festivals. Nadia is a creative producer of MyStreetFilmsUkraine series, a co-founder of "86" festival and production company "Phalanstery Films".

Dmytro Burko
Nadia Parfan
Margaryta Kulichova
Andriy Borisenko
Mykola Bazarkin
Illia Gladshtein (Phalanstery Films)
Film screenings:
Heat Singers