On August 4, American distributor Samuel Goldwyn Films will release Maryna Er Gorbach’s Ukrainian drama ‘Klondike’ in cinemas. The film has already been released on Netflix, and since June 22 it has been showing at the Japanese box office
The plot of ‘Klondike’ unfolds around a family who find themselves in the midst of of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region on July 17. Irka and Tolik are expecting the birth of their first child, but war breaks into their lives along with the wreckage of the downed plane. The woman refuses to evacuate, even when the village is overrun by armed groups.
‘Klondike’ had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film became the first Ukrainian feature film to win an award at the Sundance Film Festival — the jury awarded it for best directing in the World Dramatic Competition.
In total, the film has more than 20 awards at international film festivals, including the Ecumenical Jury Award within the ‘Panorama’ section at the Berlinale 2022.
‘Klondike’ was the first Ukrainian film to be released on Netflix in June. After its release on June 7, the tragicomedy ‘Luxembourg, Luxembourg’ by Antonio Lukich (June 14) and the drama ‘Pamfir’ by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (June 21) were also uploaded to the streaming service.