Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Volcano, Roman Bondarchuk’s drama-comedy that will have its world premiere in the East of the West competition at the 53rd Karlovy Vary Film Festival (June 29-July 7).
In the film, a series of coincidences leaves Lukas, an interpreter for a military checkpoint inspection tour, stranded near a remote Ukranian village. He finds shelter at the home of a colorful local named Vova (Victor Zhdanov), who guides him through an anarchist universe beyond his imagination.
The lead role of Lukas is played by Serhiy Stepansky in his acting debut; his previous work includes sound designer on Cannes 2014 title The Tribe.
Volcano is Bondarchuk’s first fiction feature; he has previously directed documentaries including Ukranian Sheriffs, Ukraine’s entry for best foreign language film at the 2017 Oscars.