Yuriy can walk barefoot on live embers, hypnotise people and put them into a deep sleep as well as help heavy smokers to cough out tar. But when he stops performing the profession of a miracle worker, he removes his theatrical makeup and takes on the role of a loving son who tries to live his life with an old father, at the same time mourning the death of his mother. Who is Yuriy when he enters the stage among the enchanted audience and who does he become when he returns to his native Ukraine, the very centre of the Orthodox world?

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Polska
  • Running time: 56
  • Year: 2016
  • Color: kolorowy

Director: Przemysław Kamiński

Script: Przemysław Kamiński

DOP: Przemysław Kamiński

Editing: Anna Wagner

Sound: Tomasz Maciątek

Production company: TELEMARK Sp. z o.o.


About the director:

Przemysław Kamiński

Przemysław Kamiński

Director of photography and cinematographer. In 2001 he earned a degree in Film and Television Image Production and Photography from the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia in Katowice. He has collaborated with, among others, Marek Lechki on Erratum (2011) and Marcin Koszałka on Let’s Run Away from Her (2010). A Gift is his directing debut.

At festivals:

56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland, 2016 (competition)

CineDoc Tbilisi, Georgia, 2017 (screening)

DOKer, Russia, 2017 (competition)

FIDBA, Argentina, 2018 (competition)