Two queer people meet on a train and spontaneously decide to get out in Kyiv and spend the day together. They hear explosions while talking about intimacy and tenderness. They share thoughts about living in this cruel reality. They share their pain. Their youth was stolen from them. Can they still feel something other than pain?
Angelika Ustymenko (they/them) is a non-binary queer artist and activist. They are a part of Rebel Queers, whose protests do not define themselves by being against anything but rather by honoring queer people and realizing their liberation. In 2022, Angelika made a documentary about Ukrainian queer people during the war. Recently, they made a new documentary about queer people in the Ukrainian army as well as a fiction short film Before Curfew.