Documentary in which the filmmaker remembers how her birthday always started at a Kiev cemetery. On 9 May, Victory Day, the family commemorates her deceased grandfather.

For twenty-four years, Mariia Ponomarova’s birthday has started at a Kiev cemetery. Because this day concurs with Victory Day, on which former Soviet republics, including Ukraine, commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany and honour deceased relatives. In this documentary, the filmmaker brings back memories of this tradition.


Production company
Nederlandse Filmacademie
Perfectionist media production
Postproduction company
Amator Production

Title: 9 mei
Year: 2015
Duration : 9 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016

GeschiedenisKunst & CultuurDrama

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