Pop's Art Theater Rochester Sat, May 7, 2022 2:30 PM
The Main 3 Sun, May 8, 2022 4:40 PM
The Main 3 Tue, May 10, 2022 4:45 PM
The Main 3 Wed, May 25, 2022 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Women Directors
Release Year:2022
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Sundance Film Festival (2022) - World Dramatic Directing Award Winner
72.Berlin Film Festival - Ecumenic Jury Prize
72.Berlin Film Festival - Panorama Audience Award 2nd Place
Print Source:ArtHood Entertainment GmbH
Director:Maryna Er Gorbach
Producer:Maryna Er Gorbach
Mehmet Bahadir Er
Sviatoslav Bulakovskyi
Cinematographer:Svyatoslav Bulakovskiy
Screenwriter:Maryna Er Gorbach
Editor:Maryna Er Gorbach
Composer:Zviad Mgebry
Principal Cast:Oxana Cherkashyna
Sergey Shadrin
Oleg Scherbina
Oleg Shevchuk
Artur Aramyan
Evgenij Efremov


It is July 2014. Suddenly, there’s a wall missing from Irka and Tolik’s house near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine. The wall is an early casualty of the hostilities on the Russian-Ukrainian border. But even when the Malaysia Airways Flight 17 passenger jet is shot down nearby, pregnant Irka still wants to stay put in her home. The uncompromising, formally remarkable Klondike nabbed the Sundance World Cinema Best Director prize for Maryna Er Gorbach and illustrates beyond all doubt that Ukraine has been at war with the Russian aggressor for nearly eight years. Just like the news reports on the 2022 Russian invasion, the film strongly depicts the severe impact of the conflict on the region’s civilians — in particular, the innocent women to whom the film is dedicated. Like Irka, Gorbach’s unblinking camera stands its ground, shooting unbroken takes that observe obscene violence and destruction with cold candor.

Director Biography

Maryna Er Gorbach

Maryna Er Gorbach’s films include Black Dogs After Barking (2009), No Ofsayt (2009), Love Me (2013), and Omar and Us (2015), all of which she co-directed with Mehmet Bahadir Er. Klondike (2022) is her most recent film and first solo project.