The Way

film by Max Ksjonda

A company of 13-year-old boys has an entertainment of its own, i.e. to go for a drive by a truck trailer. An invalid chair is fastened to a truck in a special way, and one boy rides along a certain part of the road sitting in it. Today is Misha’s turn…

Film information

Genre:                         Adventure, Drama

Runtime:                      21 min

Original Language:      Ukrainian, Russian

Country of Production:  Ukraine

Year:                           2012

Crew & Cast

Written by: Max Ksjonda & Ivan Timshyn

Directed by: Max Ksjonda

Director of Photography: Volodymyr Ivanov

Production Designer: Victor Buchkovskiy

Music: Anton Baibakov

Edited by: Victor Romaniuk, Max Ksjonda, Victoria Dvornikova

Produced by: Max Serdiuk

Cast: Evgeniy Gerasymenko, Evgeniy Efremov, Svitlana Shtanko, Victor Glushkov, Darik Bakumenko, Sergiy Kliushnychenko, Igor Makarskiy, Sergiy Sliusarenko, Maksym Stupnikov

Funding: Ukrainian State Film Agency,

“і³ programme” of Rinat Akhmetov Fund “Development of Ukraine”

Festivals & Awards

WINS

  • Golden Duke for the Best Ukrainian Short on Odessa International Film Festival, 2013, Odessa, Ukraine
  • Special mentions of the national competition jury “For the mastery in evoking emotions” on Kyiv Film Festival «Molodist», 2013, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Jury Special Mention for Narrative Short on Slamdance Film Festival, 2014, Park City, Utah, USA
  • Liberté-Audience Award in International and German competitions on Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2014, Hamburg, Germany
  • Black Sea Competition Special Mention on In The Palace International Short Film Festival, 2014, Balchik, Bulgaria
  • The best debut film of 2012-2013 years by The National Filmmakers Union of Ukraine

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

  • Brussels Short Film Festival, 2013
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival, 2013
  • Odessa International Film Festival, 2013
  • Vukovar Film Festival , 2013
  • Festival International du Film Nancy – Lorraine, 2013
  • Open Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia “Kinoshock”, 2013
  • International Short Film Festival „Vilnius Film Shorts“, 2013
  • San Francisco International Festival of Short Films, 2013
  • Kyiv Film Festival «Molodist», 2013
  • The Euroshorts Film Festival, 2013
  • Slamdance Film Festival, 2014
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2014
  • Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival, 2014
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2014
  • Italian Movie Award©, 2014
  • In The Palace International Short Film Festival, 2014
  • Travelling Film Festival, 2014
  • Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou, 2014
  • Evreux Film Festival, 2014
  • Philadelphia Film Festival, 2014
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, 2014
  • Sedicicorto International Film Festival, 2014
  • Film Festival Cottbus, 2014
  • Arcipelago – International Festival of Short Films and New Images, 2014
  • Interfilm, International Short Film Festival Berlin, 2014
  • Helsinki Short Film Festival, 2014
  • EUShorts Festival, 2014
  • International Kinder Film Festival@masda, 2013
  • Aguilar de Campo Short Film Festival, 2014
  • Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2014
  • Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival, 2014-2015

 

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