Ukrainian Sheriffs

A tragicomic portrait of a two-man team in a remote village of Southern Ukraine disturbed by everyday incidents and political developments. These affable sheriffs were deputized by the mayor. Driving in their yellow Lada flying it’s own little Ukrainian flag, they travel from incident to incident – to calm down a neighbour, to convin another one to stop eating dogs, to catch a thief, to discover a body... The advent of Euromaidan, and draft-dodgers around. Village folks are dipping in icy water and laughing, but are their beliefs similar? These sheriffs are taking you along for the ride.


Amsterdam International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize for a Feature-Length Documentary Film, 2015

Roman Bondarchuk

Graduated from the Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University. Roman Bondarchuk has created a number of short films, documentaries, and music videos. He wrote several books of fiction, and has participated in photography and contemporary art exhibitions. Received awards at national and international film festivals. Works as an art director for the Internationl Human Rights Documentary Film festival “Docudays“. Collaborates with various TV channels.

Selected filmography

Euromaidan. Rough cut / Evromaidan. Chornovy montazh, 2014
Cafe “Voyage“ / Kafe “Voyazh”, 2013
The Taxi Driver/ Taksist, 2011

Film sessions

09.25 Sunday
  • Senamiesčio „Pasaka“ (Vilnius) 19:30 Presentation

09.26 Monday
  • Skalvija (Vilnius) 18:30 Presentation

10.01 Saturday
  • Skalvija (Vilnius) 17:00

10.07 Friday
  • Romuva (Kaunas) 20:00

10.08 Saturday
  • Arlekinas (Klaipėda) 18:00


Director: Roman Bondarchuk
Screenplay: Daria Averchenko
Cinematography: Roman Bondarchuk
Editing: Roman Bondarchuk, Kateryna Gornostai
Sound: Boris Peter
Music: Anton Baibakov
Producers: Daria Averchenko, Uldis Cekulis
Production: South, VFS Films, Taskovski Productions
Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, 2015, 80’