the gift


Yuriy walks barefoot over hot coals, hypnotizes people and sends them into deep sleep, and helps chain-smokers cough up tar. After his job as a wonder-worker, he removes his stage make-up and enters the role of a loving son, who tries to get along with his elderly father and mourns his mother’s death. Who is Yuriy when he walks onstage to the applause of the enchanted audience? Who does he become when he returns to his Ukrainian hometown set in the middle of the Orthodox world?

directed by
Przemysław Kamiński
written by
Przemysław Kamiński
director of photography
Przemysław Kamiński
Anna Kępińska, Maciej Kubicki
producion company