Luka

Director: Jessica Woodworth

Writer: Jessica Woodworth

(Co-)producers: Bo Films (BE), Krater Films (BE), Beluga Tree (BE), Volya Films (NL), Dokino (AM), Art Fest (BG), Palosanto Films (IT)

Release Date:

Partners: Netherlands Film Fund, VAF, Eurimages, Bulgarian National Film Centre, Armenian National Film Centre, MIBACT, With the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union

Length: 100 minutes

Genre: Feature Film

SYNOPSIS

Luka, a young and ambitious soldier, embeds himself in the legendary Fort Kairos where heroic warriors defend the remains of civilization. His hopes to serve as an elite sniper are crushed when he is assigned to maintenance and must submit to the code of Kairos: obedience-endurance-sacrifice. As he rises through the ranks, Luka finds joy and strength in friendships with Konstantin, an enigmatic radar engineer, and Geronimo, a light-hearted private.

Written & directed by Jessica Woodworth
Inspired by the classic novel The Tartar Steppe/Il deserto dei Tartari by Dino Buzzati

Cast
Jonas Smulders (Luka)
Tijmen Govaerts (Konstantin)
Josafat Vagmi (Geronimo)
Tomasso Ragno (Sergeant Major Raf)
Jan Bijvoet (Commander Gor)
Geraldine Chaplin (General Kane)
Sam Louwyck (Master Tailor Gaston)
Valentin Ganev (Lieutenant Bodgan)
Titus de Voogdt (Private Till)

With the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union