Mykyta Lyskov's animated film ‘Deep Love’ received two awards at the XV Zubroffka International Short Film Festival in Poland. As Ukrainian State Film Agency reported, the cartoon got the main prize in the OKNO NA WSCHÓD section as well as the jury award from Polish journalists.
“For the tragicomic, absurd combination of situations and characters and the fascinating diagnosis of post-communist society,” the jury of the OKNO NA WSCHÓD section explained the nomination.
The Polish journalists jury awarded the cartoon “for spontaneous expression and erudition in showing socio-political changes in Ukraine as well as for revealing eroticism in the most unexpected situations.”
Out of more than 3,500 applications submitted to the competition program of the Zubroffka festival, 126 films were selected. According to the organizers, the aim of the film festival is to build a cultural bridge between East and West, North and South. So that the creative energy from all over the world is found in the north-east of Poland, in Białystok.
As it was reported earlier, ‘Deep Love’ tells the story of love through symbols. The film consists of non-related episodes but has a unified mood and meaning. The cartoon is wordless so a witty story-reflection on human relationships is revealed through sounds.
It was also reported that two Ukrainian films were included in the competition program of the International Film Festival in Spain.