DOMASHNI IGRI HOME GAMES

20-year-old Alina is always on the move. She even spent some time living on the street when her parents went to prison ­– nowadays though she plays football for Kiev in Ukraine’s top league. Still, her living conditions make it crystal clear that you’re not going to get rich being a female footballer in these parts. Alina lives in her grandmother’s tiny apartment, along with her half siblings, six-year-old Renat and seven-year-old Regina, as well as their thoroughly disinterested father. Alina already cared lovingly for the two kids while her mother was still alive, and when she dies it is clear who is going to have to look out for them. Alas, money troubles increasingly dog the family, her football career, shaky as it already was, is suffering and her dream of making the national team is in danger of fizzling out. This mixture of sports documentary and milieu study lays open the suburbs of the Ukrainian capital. One is able to gain an intimate sense of how hard it is for the young woman to be utterly shoved into adulthood by circumstance in a situation characterised by social extremes. With an extraordinary amount of empathy, Alisa Kovalenko captures the travails of a young woman attempting to reconcile personal passion with family and economic obligations.
Director
Alisa Kovalenko
Born in 1987 in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, she graduated from the Karpenko-Kary Kiev National University of Theatre, Film and TV and also studied at the Wajda School & Studio in Warsaw. After finishing her debut documentary SISTER ZO, Kovalenko was caught in the turmoil of the war in Eastern Ukraine. The documentary ALISA IN WARLAND resulted from her journey through these events. She worked on HOME GAMES for more than two years, and is currently developing a new documentary.
Filmography2014 // SISTER ZO2016 // ALISA W KRAINIE WOJNY / ALISA IN WARLAND2018 // DOMASHNI IGRI / HOME GAMES
Trailer
präsentiert von:
Botschaft der Ukraine in Deutschland

Ukraine, France, Poland 2018
86 min, DCP, colour


Ukrainian, Russian
OV with English Subs

Producer(s)

Iya Myslytska
Miroslaw Dembinski
Maxym Vasyanovych
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Stephane Siohan

Production

East Road Films
Studio Garmata Film

Co-Production

DocEdu Foundation

Distribution

Syndicado Film Sales

Cinematographer

Alisa Kovalenko
Stefan Serhiy Stetsenko

Editor

Olha Zhurba

Sound

Mariya Nesterenko

Music

Orianne Marsilli
Vorstellungen:
Monday, 04/15/2019, 4:00pm
Caligari FilmBühne

Tuesday, 04/16/2019, 6:00pm
Museum Wiesbaden