We Are Here, We Are Close

  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 90 Minutes
  • Ukraine
  • Language: Ukrainian

A surgeon, who lost his godson on the operating table, quits his job and starts helping a strange girl whose past is shrouded in mystery.

Director: Roman Balayan

Screenwriter: Roman Balayan

Production Company: Idas International Film

Premier Status: Regional premiere



2020: Warsaw International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Roman Balayan

Producer: Ivanna Dyadyura

Editor: Serhii Klepach

Music: Volodymyr Hronskyi

DOP / Camera: Yurii Korol

Cast: Akhtem Seitablayev, Kateryna Molchanova, Vladlen Odudenko, Olesya Ostrovska, Serhiy Trymbach


Roman Balayan

Roman Balayan was born on April 15, 1941 in Nerkin Horatagh, Nagorno-Karabakh AO, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR. He graduated from the Ivan Karpenko-Kary Institute of Theater Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine. Roman is called a student of Sergei Paradzhanov. Roman Balayan is a screenwriter and a film director who has always been interested in Person. In his confession films, the protagonist has always been a hermit who is torn apart by contradictions and cannot find his place in the world around him. He was nominated and won several international prizes for his movies “The Birds of Paradise”, “The Lone Wolf”, “The Hermit”, “The Flights in Dream and Reality”, “Guard Me, My Talisman”, “The Night Is Light…” at Venice International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Istanbul International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival.

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