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Lessons of Tolerance

Country: Ukraine, Language: Ukrainian, 95 mins

Original Title

Uroky tolerantnosti
  • Director: Arkadiy Nepytaliuk
  • Writer: Ihor Bilyts, Arkadiy Nepytaliuk, Arkadiy Nepytaliuk, Liudmyla Tymoshenko
  • Producer: Olexii Gladushevskyy, Oleksandr Kalenyk, Serhii Lavreniuk, Serhii Lysianyi, Yulia Melnyk

CGiii Comment

Ten uneasy lessons in a tiny apartment in Ukraine. Teacher Nadia launches an EU-funded LGBT+ acceptance program. A typically intolerant family hesitantly decides to sign up to receive tempting financial supplements. Their task is to spend 24 non-alcoholic days with Vasyl, who is gay but might also be the best friend, long-forgotten relative, good therapist, attentive social worker, or a plumber photographer. Beer-loving mechanic Zenyk, an actress of a never-been theatre Diana, and impatiently aggressive Denys will tame hate and envy. Through amusing games, they will learn about homophobia, equality, empathy, gender discrimination, and self-fulfillment. A provocatively ironic mosaic of anecdotal sketches gradually forms a continuous labyrinth of black humor, tenderness, and witty sarcasm.


Cast & Characters

Olena Uzlyuk (as (as Olena Uzliuk))
Oleksandr Yarema
Akmal Gurezov (as (as Akmal Hurezov))
Oleksandr Piskunov
Karolina Mruha
Boris Georgievskiy (as (as Borys Heorhiievskyi))
Nina Naboka