CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2022
Country: UKRAINE
Language: Ukrainian, Russian, German
Run Time: 100 minutes


Russian forces are moving in, but Irka refuses to leave her home teetering on the rural Ukraine/Russia border. Her husband, Tolik, caves to the demands of the armed men whose visits grow more frequent, and he urges Irka that they must leave their small Ukrainian village in time for their baby to arrive in a hospital, far from conflict. With their food supply dwindling, fresh water reeking, and a due date just two months away, opportunities for safe refuge look grim. Tensions rise when a civilian plane traveling from Amsterdam to Malaysia is shot down nearby, reportedly by pro-Russian terrorists. When Irka’s brother, Yaryk, suspects Tolik’s traitorous alliance with Russian invaders, he fears for his sister’s safety and demands she leave with him immediately. Inspired by unbelievably true events surrounding the war in Donbas and the catastrophic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, KLONDIKE depicts an all-too-timely glimpse of a family struggling to survive in senseless war-torn lands. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 2:20 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

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