25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Entering the Sea
director: Leonid Osyka
original title: Ta, shho vhodyt' u more
running time: 16 min.
synopsisThis important film presaging the Ukrainian poetic school was intended as Osyka’s graduation work, but the diploma committee deemed it too formalist and rejected it. A panorama in a series of inquisitive shots of a crowded beach serves as a prologue for a lyrical study of the movements, faces, and bodies of the men, women, and children; of the sun and the sea.
biographyThe films of Leonid Osyka (1940–2001) are characterised by deep concentration and the ability to say more with images than with words. Along with Sergei Parajanov, he is considered a leading representative of the Ukrainian school of poetic film.
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