NEAR FAR EAST
The film about the situation in present day war-torn Ukraine originated over the course of a year as the director’s travel journal. A Ukrainian teacher, Tania, who works in Prague as a cleaning lady, takes the filmmaker along to visit her family in Transcarpathia. The director also meets with his friends who are local journalists, and with Petr, a revolutionary who gives an atypical tour of the residence of Viktor Yanukovych. Observational, mostly static shots, in which Filip Remunda appears only occasionally as a witness or moderator, are accompanied by his off-screen commentary offering reflections on his own relationship with Ukraine and with the media in general.