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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The End of Holidays
The End of Holidays
The End of Holidays
The End of Holidays

The End of Holidays

director: Serhii Lysenko
original title: Kinec' kanikul
country: USSR
year: 1985
running time: 29 min.

synopsis

This legendary musical film from the Perestroika era combines four video clips linked by the story of a young musician. It is a punk portrait of the Leningrad band Kino and its frontman, singer and actor Viktor Tsoi, whose performance style and looks made him a cult figure for Ukrainian youth.

biography

Sergey Lysenko (1964) works at Ukrainian Television as a director and moderator. His feature debut, the psychological drama The Boundaries of the Castle (1989), was a success at festivals in Romania, Ukraine and Russia. In his thesis film Konets kanikul / The End of Holidays, he captured Russian underground singer Viktor Tsoy on the cusp of massive fame.

more about film

director: Serhii Lysenko

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