Correcting Reality

2013 | Documentary, Road Movie | 29.5 min | BA Film

Directed by Lesia Kordonets

Collection: Degree Films 2013

A rusted case on wheels. A Ukrainian bus, old in years and kilometers. His service route connects various villages along the border with the EU. He drives through the passing time, with passengers who are between different designs of the reality.

Runtime29.5 min
Year of Production2013
Country of ProductionUkraine
Distribution FormatDCP, HDCAM, Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shot onCanon 7D
Shooting FormatH264
Spoken LanguageUkrainian, Hungarian
Available SubtitlesGerman, French, English, Ukrainian, Hungarian
Director Lesia Kordonets
Cinematography Lesia Kordonets
Music „Leben heisst sterben“,
Orkestr Tsche, Serhij Zhadan
„Feldchen, mein Feldchen“
L.K. Knipper, V.M. Gusev (1934)

Editor Lesia Kordonets
Screenplay Lesia Kordonets
Leading ActorsEinwohner des Dorfes Balazher
Gyula Dancs as Fahrer
Sándor Püspökias Reparierer
Location Sound Engineer Tirza Bosshardt
Valentin Kemmner
Sound Design Maurizius Staerkle - Drux
Sound Mixing Maurizius Staerkle - Drux
Compositing Lesia Kordonets
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme BA Film Prof. Bernhard Lehner


23. March 2016
Balazher wins the Green Image Award in Tokyo

On 23 March 2016, Lesia Kordonets received the Green Image Award at the Green Image Film Festival in Tokyo for her ZHdK degree film "Balazher. Korrekturen der Wirklichkeit".

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17. April 2015
Alexis Victor Thalberg Documentary Film Award

Endowed with a total of CHF 30'000, this year's Alexis Victor Thalberg Documentary Film Award was given to one BA degree film — "Balazher. Korrekturen der Wirklichkeit" — and two MA degree films — "Neuland" und "Padrone e Sotto".

1. September 2014
Nominations for FIRST STEPS

The five nominations in the Category "Documentary Films" include two ZHdK films: BALAZHER - Korrekturen der Wirklichkeit by Lesia Kordonets, 2013 BA degree film and PADRONE E SOTTO by Michele Cirigliano, 2014 MA degree film.

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26. November 2013
Best Documentary Film

BALAZHER. Korrekturen der Wirklichkeit by Lesia Kordonets is awarded the ARRI Prize for the Best Documentary Film. Endowed with EUR 4'000 payment in kind, the prize is awarded each year at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools.

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8. February 2018 – 11. February 2018
Kansk Film Festival
Moscow | Russia

9. September 2016 – 11. September 2016
Stockholm | Sweden

17. May 2016 – 22. May 2016
Ethnocineca Festival

27. April 2016 – 1. May 2016
MEDIAWAVE - Int. Festival of Visual Arts
Györ | Hungary

19. April 2016 – 25. April 2016
BioBioCine - Concepción Int. Film Festival

23. March 2016 – 25. March 2016
Green Image Film Festival

7. February 2016 – 6. March 2016
Int. Festival “Sarajevo Winter”

3. October 2015 – 10. October 2015
Filmfest Eberswalde

7. November 2014 – 16. November 2014
Cork Film Festival

4. November 2014 – 9. November 2014
FilmFestival Cottbus

15. September 2014
FIRST STEPS - Deutscher Nachwuchspreis 2014
Nomination in der Sektion Dokumentarfilm

11. July 2014 – 19. July 2014
Odessa International Film Festival

2. April 2014 – 6. April 2014
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival

17. November 2013 – 23. November 2013
Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München