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Dmytro Moiseiev – Chrysanthemums Time #TIFF2017

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Love, loss and the fundamental insignificance of material things

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Dmytro Moiseiev, director of the film Chrysanthemums Time, from the 16th Transilvania International Film Festival.

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Dmytro Moseiev’s film Chrysanthemums Time was presented in the competition of the 16th Transilvania International Film Festival. The film revolves around a woman coping with the loss of her husband – who was not only a husband to her but also the closest person to her in her life. But as Moseiev explains, the story itself is not important. In fact, as he tells us in this interview, he himself was changed after he made the movie. Chrysanthemums Time allows us to discuss some of the themes of the film, from the aforementioned one of loss, to that of the lack of true importance of material things. We also talk about the nature of the film itself, which reflect the words of its director: “we should stop and reflect on the moments […] because what we live in the moment will have consequences in the future.”

Chrysanthemums Time: after losing a close person, Olga is left alone with her grief. With no one to share the loss with, she buys a car and goes on a journey around Kyiv and its surroundings. On her way she meets people who have lost themselves: some through constant lies, others because of a bad choice. Olga helps some of them, but leaves the others in their swamp. Will she ever feel better?

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Dmytro Moiseiev
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Chrysanthemums Time
  • Festival section
    Competition
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