8-18 maggio 2013
MIFF | 8° Film Festival Internazionale di Milano - Viko / Larysa Kondrecki / Viko

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9a Edizione - 2009 / Cortometraggi
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Larysa Kondrecki / CANADA / 2009/ 19 min

Former Yugoslavia. 1997. 17 year old VIKO shares a squalid, cramped apartment with his family, all struggling for survival. His only joy is with his girlfriend Lila, and their dream of escaping to London. When his older brother, Ivan, finally offers him some black market works, that dream suddenly seems within reach. Enlisted as a driver for his brother, Viko hopes to make his money and go. But instead, Viko is drawn into a web of sex-trafficking, when he is forced to stand in for a ‘disappeared’ member of the gang. Overnight, he is brought into the belly of an organization he might never escape. And into a role from which he may never recover.

   Dolby Digital

While finishing the M.F.A. directing program at Columbia University, Kondracki spent time in Eastern Europe researching the epidemic of sex-trafficking. This led to THE WHISTLE BLOWER, her debut feature currently at Hbo Films with Ashley Judd attached to star. In addition, Kondracki and writing partner Eilis Kirwan are completing THE VANISHED for Focus Features, starring Nicolas Cage, and to be directed by Golden-Globe Winner Hanny-Abu Assad (PARADISE NOW). They are also writing BURNING RAINBOW FARM for Participant Media (SYRIANA, CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR) and adapting the graphic novel SUPERMARKET for director Justin Lin (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, FAST & FURIOUS).

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