Cineast 2021: As far as possible
Original title: Май далеко - май добре, Ukraine 2021, documentary, 71 min. VO, EN subtitles
Directed by Ganna Iaroshevych
This is a story of a young German man, Michel, whose dream is to lead a simple life far from civilisation. He lives in the Ukrainian mountains and takes care of endangered animals — water buffaloes. After 10 years of being a loner, Michel falls in love with Vera, a woman from his hometown in Germany, who has two small kids from a previous relationship. Michel moves back to Germany and tries to create a new family with Vera. In the end Michel has to decide — is love worth a broken dream?