Scene from the film Circulation
Scene from the film Circulation



Circulation presents the landscape and cityscape of Kyiv captured in a perpetual loop from the viewpoint of Kyiv’s ring railway, representing the gaze in permanent displacement, flight or purposeless wandering. The train’s circular movement suggests a society in constant transition without destination; a transition from the Communist ‘never’ into the Capitalist ‘always,’ revealing the city’s decrepit post-industrial areas, its newly-built affluent housing estates, its crumbling pieces of social infrastructure and parts of its ‘Westernised’ city centre.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Max Savchenko
  • Editing
    Oleksiy Radynski
  • Music
    Kelly Jayne Jones
  • Sound
    Andriy Borysenko
  • Runtime
    12 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • DocuDays
    • Kyiv International Short Film Festival
    • Molodist IFF, Kyiv
    • New Holland International Film Festival, Saint Petersburg
  • Awards
    • Special Mention | DocuDays is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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