Roman Bondarchuk is a Ukrainian film director who has directed documentary films including Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015), Dixie Land (2015), and Evromaidan. Chornovy montazh (2014).
His first fiction feature, Volcano, was released in 2018. It was originally intended to be a documentary taking place in the Kherson region of Crimea, inspired by a relative's plan to dig up the bones of deceased Germans in the area and sell them to their relatives. After the death of one character involved as a subject of the documentary, Bondarchuk adapted the idea into fiction.
Early life and education
Bondarchuk graduated from the Kiev University of Theatre, Cinema, and TV, where he studied under Yuri Ilyenko.
Bondarchuk cited the film The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), by Luis Buñuel, and the discussions about the film he engaged with as a student, as part of his inspiration to become a study film.
"Sometimes you laugh not because you are happy but when you have nothing left to do but laugh."
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