Experiencing Interruptions?


The gesture «middle finger» is known all over the world. The 21st century can be called the "century of middle finger".
Is it true that this gesture is the best way to express your emotions?
Is everything OK with it?
Is it OK for everyone or is there a decent alternative?
In this film experts, academics and representatives of different social groups try to deal with that difficult and crucial issue.

  • Kateryna Balabai
    «Dronya`s artifices», «Mnema», «My Land»
  • Kateryna Balabai
    «Dronya`s artifices», «Mnema», «My Land»
  • Kateryna Balabai
    «Dronya`s artifices», «Mnema», «My Land»
  • Matteo Piccinini
  • Yurii Krasiuk
  • Yurii Krasiuk
    Director of Photography
    «Dronya`s artifices», «Mnema», «My Land»
  • Volodymyr Khmelov
    Key Cast
  • Riccardo Armiento
    Key Cast
    "Art critic"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2021
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  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, Ukraine
  • Language:
    English, Italian, Ukrainian
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Director Biography - Kateryna Balabai

Kateryna Balabai – producer, director, screenwriter.

Member of National Union of Journalists of Ukraine since 2010.
Member of The National Filmmakers Union of Ukraine since 2020.

Kateryna was born on 8 February 1981 in Kharkiv (Ukraine).
In 1997 graduated from music school with a degree in piano.
In 2015 graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of Culture with a degree in «Film and Television Directing».
From 2001 she works as journalist and editor in print and online magazines.
2007-2010 - journalist on the Kharkiv TV channel "Simon", collaborates with national TV channels. Later she creates her own reports, films, essays.
In 2016 she founded own production studio «MEDIAGROUP 8» (https://mg8.com.ua/), which creates feature and documentary films, social and commercial video content.
- 2021. «Alternative» - short mockumentary in co-production with Italy (producer, director, screenwriter).
- 2020. «Dronya`s artifices» - music feature film for kids (producer, director, screenwriter, author of lyrics).
- 2018. «Mnema» - documentary short film (producer, director, screenwriter).
- 2017. «My Land» - fiction short film (producer, director, screenwriter).
- 2013. «The Town Where No One Got Off» - student fiction short film (producer, director, screenwriter).

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