dendro dreams


2018; 25 min.; HD-video; 16:9; Ukraine

A film about the relationships of humans and trees. An attempt to question human gaze upon nature, recognize subjectivity of a tree and approach its radical otherness.
We look into the case of fifteen “winners” of the National Trees of Ukraine competition and explore the image of a tree as reflected in the language of legislation, journalism and poetry.

Directors: Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias ParvulescoImage: Oleg Isakov, Myroslava Klochko, Sasha Kovalenko, Elias Parvulesco, Artem Pomazan, Teta Tsybulnyk, Maksym ZaitsevMusic: Andrij OrelSound: Anton PrykhodkoCast: Myroslava Klochko, Maryana Yaremchyshyna Producers: Elias Parvulesco, Julia KovalenkoCostume design: ReSewCostume sketch: Oksana Radkevych

Other information from titles:
[ list of the trees ]250-year-old Kniazha Apple Tree, Sumy Oblast, Krolevets800-year-old Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Lindon, Lviv Oblast, Zolochiv Raion, Sasiv-Kotliv route120-year-old Franz Josef Oak, Lviv oblast, Stryi Raion, Lysovychi1700-year-old Pistachio, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Nikita, Nikita Botanical Garden1000-year-old Yuzefinskyi Oak, Rivne Oblast, Rokytne Raion, Hlynne1000-year-old Maksym Zalizniak Oak, Cherkasy Oblast, Chyhyryn Raion, Buda600-year-old Golden Linden, Ternopil Oblast, Buchach1000-year-old Taras Shevchenko Oaks, Cherkasy Oblast, Zvenyhorodka Raion, Budyshche2000-year-old Olive, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Nikita, Nikita Botanical Garden1300-year-old Champion Oak, Zakarpattia Oblast, Velykyi Bereznyi Raion, Stuzhytsia200-year-old Almond on Malakhov Barrow, Sevastopol800-year-old Monastyrskyi Oak, Chernihiv Oblast, Korop Raion, Rykhly900-year-old Grunevald Oak, Kyiv, Koncha-Zaspa, Zhovten health resort1300-year-old Yena Arbutus, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Oreanda, Ai-Nikola Mountain700-year-old Zaporizhia Oak, Zaporizhia
[ sources ]Orders of the Ministry of Natural Environment Protection of Ukraine from 10.12.2009 No. 611 On Adopting the Regulations for the All-Ukrainian Competition “The National Tree of Ukraine” and from 06.07.2010 No. 274 On Summarizing the Results of the All-Ukrainian Competition “The National Tree of Ukraine”. url: http://zakon2.rada.gov.ua.Buchaсh has lost its most valued botanical landmark. url: http://buchach.org.uaShnaider S.L., Boreiko V.E., Stetsenko N.F. 500 Remarkable Trees of Ukraine. – Kyiv, 2011. Courtesy of the authors.Patricia Kylyna. The Tragedy of Bumblebees. – New York, 1960. Courtesy of the author.
[ thanks ]We are very grateful to Ganna Grebennikova, Yosh, Bob, Yurii Hrytsyna, Nadiia Parfan, Kateryna Voznytsia, Lucas Treise, Nataliia Teliuk, Oleksii Teliuk, Patricia Nell Warren, Yuriy Preobrazhenskiy, Volodymyr Boreiko, Kyiv Ecological and Cultural Center KECC, Zhovten health resort, International Festival of Film and Urbanism “86” and all noble drivers who pick up strangers on the endless Ukrainian roads.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Xenoplan 17 1.7 C Mount,Industar-50-2 3.5/50, Zenitar-М 50 1.7, ZOOM H5, Sennheiser MKE 400, DaVinci Resolve 14, Adobe Audition 2017, Audacity

Budget: 1000 EUR

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Public screenings:31.05.2018 at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival25.01.2019 at the Dezelenizatsiia exhibition, Bursa Gallery, Kyiv