Director: Irena Stetsenko
Composers / protagonists: Dakh Daughters
Producers: Oleksandra Kravchenko, Oleg Sosnov
Director of photography: Serhiy Stetsenko
Running time: 85 min
Shooting format: HD 1920x1080
Language: Ukrainian, Russian, English
Production country: Ukraine
Production company: DGTL RLGN
ROSES. Film-Cabaret is a documentary cinéma vérité, following Dakh Daughters - an intellectual freak cabaret band, created by seven actresses under the roof of Kyiv experimental contemporary theater Dakh.
The video diary spans almost five years, following Dakh Daughters since their first show, titled 'Roses' - after their first popular song 'Rozy / Donbas', written long before Donbas region became the war-torn zone of the so called 'Russian Spring'. ROSES. Film-Cabaret is about being an artist under extreme conditions of the pain and loss, realizing that during the war a natural self-defense would be creation - in terms of the art as well as motherhood. Film presents a special take on the Maidan revolution, as we are following the events through the eyes of the female artists, through women's eyes.
Life is a cabaret for the characters of the film, so ROSES is a film-cabaret, where music hardly stops, pace never slows, and acting becomes something genuinely sincere. We see through Dakh Daughters' lives only to find out that all what happens behind the curtain is for the sake of being put on the stage.