Short films

Blood Sausage

Blood Sausage

Film info

  • Country:Ukrajina
  • Director:Arkadiy Nepytaliuk
  • Year:2016
  • Duration:23'
  • Actors:Ivan Blindar, Zaharii Novyts'kyi, Mariya Svizhins'ka, Daria Polunina


Andrii's parents, people of traditional rural values, butchered a pig to make traditional Ukrainian meal, blood sausage, for Masha, their future daughter-in-law. They want to meet her as their own, to cook the best meal they can – a dish made of pig blood. But Masha is Jewish. And no one knows about it except Andrii. In a very delicate and comic manner Nepitaliuk tells about prejudices and lack of hospitality of the portrayed villagers toward big city newcomers, as well as towards different cultures and religions. The director manages to combine true drama with a sharp sense of humour thanks to his very light way of telling the story.

Arkadiy Nepytaliuk was born in 1967 in a small Ukrainian village Lekhnivka. After graduating in acting and directing from Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary University and completing internships in Utrecht School of the Arts and Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), Arkadiy directed some popular Ukrainian TV programs and series. Blood Sausage is his debut in cinema.

Screening schedule

Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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