There's No Shooting in Kyiv

Czech Republic / 2019 / documentary / 30' / Short Film Competition

‘I’m trying to live in a normal way for my family’, said one of the protagonists of the documentary about the everyday life in Kyiv, a city where the echoes of war can still be felt. In the film by Jakub Šedý, the capital of Ukraine is ugly, grey and repulsive. People are walking the streets immersed in hopelessness and become revived only among their family members, behind closed doors. They work, celebrate holidays and, above all, help their fellow countrymen. Although there is no shooting in Kyiv, it is impossible to drown out the dangerous voices that can still be heard from outside the eastern border.

directed by
Jakub Šedý

Studied Directing and Scriptwriting at Thomas Bata University in Zlin. He also studied Philosophy at Charles University in Prague. He graduated with the film adaptation of Wernisch's poems (“With the shotgun undercoat”). In 2014 he made documentary about growing up of child in lesbian family (“The Freaks”). “There's no shooting in Kyiv” is his long-term project - he has worked on the film since 2017.

cinematography
Radim Vaňous
script
Jakub Šedý
animated by
Kawai+Okamura
sound
Pavel Vrtěl
editing
Tereza Vágnerová
production
Jan Macola (Mimesis Film)
Photo
There's No Shooting in Kyiv