Невагома (Weightless )

Невагома (Weightless )

HD DCP 5.1 / 70 min / Documentary / Netherlands / Ukranian, English / 2023

Khrystyna Bunii travels solo across remote south-west Ukraine in pursuit of
her anthropological research. As she encounters people and digitises their
family photo archives, conversations and interconnections emerge. Conducting
visual research into the trans-national region of Hutsulshchyna, Bunii pursues a
political practice of self-narration from the margins of representation.

The sequences of this poetic journey do not simply elucidate the history of the
region, but rather call for an associative labour from researcher and spectator
alike, and finding people who want to talk about the region’s past is not an
easy task. Made through close collaboration between the film’s directors and
protagonist, Weightless combines observational and direct cinema style with
staged performance and elements of documentary-essay.




Rotterdam Film Festival, World Premiere 2023


Script & Directors
Marta Hryniuk and Nick Thomas

Khrystyna Bunii

Produced by
Marta Hryniuk and Nick Thomas

Cinematographer & camera
Marta Hryniuk

Edited by
Diana Toucedo

Location sound
Nick Thomas

Hugo Dijkstal

Grade and deliveries
Laurent Fluttert

Location manager
Oleksandr Debych

Production adviser
Manon Bovenkerk (near/by films)

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