On February 23rd, 15 Ukrainian musicians in KYIV SOLOISTS go on a short tour to Italy. The day after, they wake up to the news that Russia has invaded their homeland. In the midst of the chaos enveloping, the orchestra decides to expand their tour across Italy and Europe to raise support for Ukraine. After 60 days they are given residency and work at Arctic Philharmonic in Northern Norway. They get a long awaited break, but are afraid to settle in. They don’t know where the road will bring them next, they are afraid to think ahead – the only thing they know for sure – is that they can play. As time pass and the distance to their past life grows, how will they change, and where does the journey end?
I did the roughcut editing.
A film by Trond Kvig Andreassen
produced by Indie Film Norway in coproduction with Witfilm