Paper Knight

The people of Kharkiv saw death and horror. They looked them straight in the face. Some lost relatives, others lost their homes, their streets, their past, their memories.

But Kharkiv residents still have the strength to fight.
To gather to read poetry,
to discuss writers, to sing lullabies.

The main character Roman is a Kharkiv resident,
who is madly in love with poetry.
And he carries his love for it-sometimes senselessly, rightly, for no reason,
like Don Quixote, like a madman, like a real
Paper Knight.

  • Oleksandr Khomenko
    Forever Gorgeous, Sound of Light
  • Dmytro Shovgelia
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Паперовий Лицар
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    War, Comedy, Satire, Poetry
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Karpenko-Kary was renamed the Kiev State University of Theater, Film and Television
Director Biography - Oleksandr Khomenko

22 y.o., born in Kyiv.
Survived 47 days of occupation, than returned to Kyiv and changed his career dramatically.
Director of 7 Music Videos, 2 Short Documentaries.
Won an award for his latest film "Paper Knight" at the "LIFT" film festival.

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