Stanislav Bytiutskyi



Stanislav Bytiutskyi was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. He graduated in architecture and film studies. He is an author of numerous articles on film, festival curator and film scholar at the main Ukrainian film archive, Dovzhenko Centre. He made his debut documentary film GOODBYE, CINEPHILES (2014) rethinking the revolution in Ukraine. His short film “24” (2016) was named the best short film of the year by the National Filmmakers Union of Ukraine and showed on FID Marseille and Vienna Shorts. His video A YEAR LATER (2018) was part of the “Armed and Dangerous” series that was exhibited in numerous galleries worldwide. His last short film INTOLERANCE (2019) was recognized as the best short film at the annual Kinokolo-Award, which is presented according to the vote results of 45 prime film critics and film journalists in Ukraine.



Katya and Anton are a young couple. They just recently moved into their own flat, inherited from Anton’s grandfather. They are madly in love and make plans for the future. But one day everything changes. Katya begins to doubt her feelings and their relationship begins to deteriorate. One day, Katya and Anton rip off the old wallpaper and notice a small crack in the wall. The more their relationship breaks down, the bigger this crack becomes, gradually turning into a huge hole. But the strangest thing is that there is nothing at all behind the hole itself – only a dark emptiness, from which a strange grinding can be heard from time to time. Pure evil is lurking in this void and it is about to break out.