How Is Katia? (dir. Christina Tynkevych, 2022, 101 mins.)
Perhaps the real title of How Is Katia? should be How Is Anna? When her daughter Katia is run over, single mother and ambulance medic Anna goes into a downward spiral as her quest for justice fails and she enters an even darker place of moral crisis.
The genius of first-time director Christina Tynkevych’s film is in its layers. How Is Katia? starts as a psychological drama about a woman struggling to cope when her plans and aspirations unravel. As Anna seeks justice in the courts against the driver, who is the daughter of a rich politician, the film takes on elements of social drama about corruption and power in post-Soviet Ukraine. And when the legal system doesn’t deliver and Anna becomes consumed with anger, the film ramps up into the realms of moral tragedy. Never wavering from her side, the camera takes us with her on every gripping step of her unwanted journey of self-discovery.
Q&A with director Christina Tynkevych (either in person or on Zoom) moderated by: Alla Dryzhak, film producer.
Supported by King's Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Christina Tynkevych grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine. At the age of 19 she moved to London where she studied film at the University of the Arts and the University of Westminster. Her debut feature “How Is Katia?” premiered at the 75th Locarno Film Festival (2022) and received two awards.
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