Volcano, the Ukrainian film by Roman Bondarchuk won the main prize of the 23rd edition of International Cinema Festival in Rabat, Morocco. The Ukrainian director posted this on his Facebook page.
'The jury whispered that the decision was unanimous, and there were six of them (jury members, - 112 International),' Bondarchuk wrote.
The plot's description on the festival's website reads as follows: 'After several strange coincidences, Lukas, translator, who works for OSCE, strands in the southern Ukrainian town of Beryslaw. As the involuntary guest of his strange host Vova, Lukas is confronted with a totally new universe, in which life seems to be completely detached from any kind of structure. Despite his initial animosity, Lukas gets more and more fascinated by Vova as well as by his daughter Marushka – and finally starts his own quest for a long ago lost happiness'.
Volcano will be first screened in Ukraine in February 2019.