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Director – Nataliia Krychevska
Genre – Social drama, drama
Duration – 15 minutes
Country – Ukraine
Language – Ukrainian
Year – 2023
SYNOPSIS : In the thought-provoking film “HUMAN,” the powerful storyline revolves around the interplay between human strength and vulnerability, unraveling the intricate web of domestic violence while emphasizing the cyclical nature of aggression.
Olga, a dynamic and determined professional, seems to have it all together as she navigates her career in a male-dominated workplace. However, behind closed doors, she is ensnared in an abusive relationship with her husband, Arsen. Their home, once a sanctuary, becomes a battleground of fear and manipulation.
As Arsen’s violence escalates, Olga’s self-esteem crumbles, and her silence deepens.
Struggling with shame, Olga finally takes a pivotal step. With the support of her colleagues and the investigator, she breaks free from the cycle of abuse, revealing her painful truth. The film highlights the critical point that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a brave act of survival. Olga’s story becomes a catalyst for change as her courage inspires others to break their silence and seek help.
“HUMAN” sheds light on the profound impact of domestic violence, emphasizing the urgent need to address this pressing issue. Through the lens of Olga’s journey, the film offers a powerful message – violence is a learned behavior, perpetuated when silenced. It’s a call to action to recognize that asking for help is not just normal, but essential for healing and breaking the cycle.
Note: The title “HUMAN” underscores the universal theme of the film, exploring the complex emotions and struggles that make us inherently human.
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Official Selection September 2023