Entrée together with Bergen Assembly is welcoming director and screenwriter Nastya Feschuk as our artist in residency, in collaboration with the organization Artists at Risk. Feschuk with her partner arrived in Bergen in March via Spain from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Nastya Feschuk has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and graduated from the Serhiy Bukovsky Film Program. Her creative interest lies in anthropological research and in capturing the visual vibrancy and sensitivity of an image. In her works, she aims to expose what Roland Barthes called the third meaning, the non-articulated “the obtuse”, often described as a touch of transcendence.
Her first film Young, but it will pass is about a job interview that goes off the rails, as the candidate can't tell the line between honesty and provocation. The film is an experiment on the intersection between feature and documentary film. There are no professional actors, the leading role is performed by a man, who basically plays himself. The script was written based on real stories from his life, allowing the audience to explore a real person in fictional circumstances. The film was selected for various international film festivals, such as The Wimbledon International Short Film Festival, 49th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, and the International Film Festival of Larissa.
Currently, Feschuk is working on her new film, a documentary essay with the working title Never ending crying. The film was first conceived as an internal analysis of the author's personality, a reflection on childhood and insecurities. But now, faced with a shocking war in her homeland, the film is going through new transformations.