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Pamfir
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A father sits on a wooden bench under pink light. He looks tired but relieved. Behind him is a model bear and a fake hilly landscape scene
Pamfir, dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, Ukraine / France / Poland / Germany / Chile 2022, 106 min., Ukrainian with English subtitles, 15

When reformed smuggler Pamfir returns home to his village on the Ukrainian border after working abroad for several years, he’s determined to earn an honest living and set a good example for his beloved teenage son Nazar. But in a town where corruption runs deep and crime and religion are inextricably linked, his plan is quickly thwarted.

Part drama, part thriller, part noir-inflected fairytale, Pamfir is violent, raw and bloody, but also a tender portrait of a family man trying to raise his son well despite his own shady past. Shot in long takes and set amid forests swirling with mist in the run up to the traditional Malanka carnival – a wild pagan festival featuring straw costumes, wooden masks and centuries-old rites and traditions – this is a propulsive, genre-defying debut exploring the thin line between good and evil and fate versus free will in our complex modern world.
 
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