Delta Oleksandr Techynskyi

National Premiere

International Competition

Documentary – DE/UA, 2017, 82' – V.O.: Ucraniano – Subtitles: Portuguese, English


Delta is a documentary about the Danube river, and through it we see the lives of those who live on its banks. Delta is an ode to landscape, to nature, a filmic poem. As in Claudio Magris’ book Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea, the river is a through-line guiding the narrative. Featuring sparse dialogue, the film does not want to tell a story, but it is a sublime evocation of the hardness of life subjugated to the living strength of nature. So much so that in Delta we can feel the textures, the smells and the extreme cold.