Tales of a Toy Horse

Sõda ja puuhobune / Казка про Коника

Creative documentary
by Ulyana Osovska & Denis Strashny
76 min / 2021 

An intimate and poetic cinéma vérité with animated interludes reveals the philosophy of life of an old monk and artist, who for many years keeps his monastic vow to find something good in every day. Combining spiritual life with social activism since 2014, he has taken multiple trips to deliver humanitarian aid to Ukraine, where his vow is challenged by the war-torn reality.