Archive of films My Thoughts Are Silent / Moi dumki tikhi

2019, 104 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2019

Twenty-five-year-old Vadym works as a sound recordist. When a generous job offer comes along which could help him fulfil his dream to move to Canada, he doesn’t think twice and sets out to record the sounds of animals in the Carpathians… In his visually inspired road movie, subtly enhanced by its synthesized score, debuting director Antonio Lukich demonstrates a highly unusual talent for constructing tragicomic situations.


Twenty-five-year-old Vadym earns a living recording and selling all kinds of different sounds; nevertheless, he’d rather exchange his life in Kyiv for a better future in far-flung Canada. Thus, when he gets a generous job offer which might help him realise his dream, he jumps at the chance; he soon sets off to record the sounds of animals indigenous to Ukraine and also a rare bird native to the Carpathians. The situation proves somewhat more complicated when Vadym’s companion on the trip turns out to be his mother… To the sounds of a synthesized music score, debuting Ukrainian director Antonio Lukich unfolds a visually creative road movie, in which he demonstrates a highly unusual talent for constructing tragicomic situations.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Antonio Lukich

Antonio Lukich (Uzhgorod, Ukraine). Filmography: Who Framed Kim Kuzin? (Khto pidstaviv Kima Kuzina?, 2014, short), It Was Showering in Manchester (U Manchesteri jshov dosh, 2015, short), My Thoughts Are Silent (Moi dumki tikhi, 2019)


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Antonio Lukich
Screenplay: Antonio Lukich, Valeria Kalchenko
Dir. of Photography: Illia Yehorov
Editor: Alexander Chorny
Art Director: Margarita Kulik
Producer: Dmytro Sukhanov, Alla Belaya
Production: Toy Cinema
Cast: Andriy Lidagovskiy, Irma Vitovska
Sales: Alief.
Contact: Toy Cinema


Christina Tynkevych

Assistant Producer

Alla Belaya


Dmytro Sukhanov


Antonio Lukich

Film Director

Iryna Vitovska


Andriy Lidagovskiy


Veronika Stepanchuk


Sam Kužel

Music Composer

Illia Yehorov

Director of Photography

Oleksandr Chornyi

Film Editor

Marharita Kulik

Production Designer


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