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Marta Hryniuk, Nick Thomas (2023)
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  • Title: Weightless
  • Original Title: Weightless
  • Country: Países Bajos
  • Spanish release: 04/10/2023
  • Director: Marta Hryniuk, Nick Thomas
  • Rating: NR12

Prompted by the complexities of her own family stories, Khrystyna Bunii travels across remote south-west Ukraine, to the transnational region of Hutsulshchyna, in search of personal photo archives. There, she encounters silent traces of a generation and a community silenced by the Soviet state. The struggles of breaking the silence passed down in historical memory and the poetic correspondence between the researcher-protagonist and the filmmaker guide the flow of the film subtly and naturally, providing the framework for the voices, faces, and stories revealing themselves along the way. Made as a close collaboration between the film’s directors and its protagonist, Weightless combines observational and direct cinema styles with staged performance and elements of documentary-essay.