It’s a Date

Kyiv in 2022. A car races at breakneck speed through the city at dawn. Filmed from a subjective camera angle in a single unedited shot, this contemporary remake of Claude Lelouch’s film C’etait un rendez-vous captures the emotions in a state of emergency caused by the war.
by Nadia Parfan
with Diana Berg, Olena “Tiger”
Ukraine 2023 Without dialogue 5’ Colour World premiere


  • Diana Berg
  • Olena “Tiger”


Director Nadia Parfan
Screenplay Nadia Parfan
Cinematography Denys Melnyk
Editing Nadia Parfan
Sound Design Margaryta Kulichova
Sound Yevhenii Chaban
Production Manager Kyrylo Rybiantsev
Producers Iryna Kovalchuk, Ilia Gladshtein, Nadia Parfan

World sales

Produced by

Radar Films

Phalanstery Films

Nadia Parfan

Born in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1986. The Ukrainian filmmaker and producer has a degree in cultural studies from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and in social anthropology from the Central European University in Budapest. From 2012 to 2013, she was a Fulbright Scholar at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2015, she completed a documentary filmmaking course at the Wajda School in Warsaw. Her feature-length debut Heat Singers premiered at Visions du Réel in 2019 and was awarded Best Documentary by both the Ukrainian Film Critics Association and the Ukrainian Film Academy.


2014 Exarch; short film 2016 Reve ta stohne on tour; short film 2017 Housewarming; short film 2019 Heat Singers 2021 Women Who Play 2023 I Did Not Want to Make a War Film · It’s a Date; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023