How is Katia?

How is Katia?

Original Name:Yak tam Katia?
English Name: How is Katia?
Year: 2022
Run Time: 101 Minutes
Language: Ukranian
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Ukraine
Director: Christina Tynkevych
Producer: Olha Matat, Vlad Dudko, Sergei Konnov
Cast: Anastasia Karpenko, Yekateryna Kozlova, Tetyana Krulikovskaya, Oleksii Cherevatenko, Iryna Verenych-Ostrovska, Elena Khokhlatkina
Screenplay: Christina Tynkevych, Serhii Kastornykh, Julia Gonchar, Natalia Blok
Cinematographer: Vladislav Voronin
Editor: Alex Shamin, Oleksandr Chorny
Sound Designer: Serhiy Stepansky
Production Company: Evos Films
World Sales: Cocinelle Film Sales


  • Locarno IFF
  • Thessaloniki IFF
  • Seville FF
  • Sao Paulo IFF

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2018 Generation ’91 (Doc)
  • 2017 Solatium (Short)
  • 2016 Kraina (Short)

Director’s Biography:


Christina grew up in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 19 she moved to London where she studied film at the University of Arts and the University of Westminster. While working on her first short documentary Kraina, she collaborated closely with Joram ten Brink, a documentary director and the producer of the Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing. Kraina was eventually long-listed for the Oscars 2017. In 2018 she finished a feature documentary Generation 91 focused on the first post-Soviet generation of Ukrainians. The film premiered at DOXA, Canada. How’s Katia? Is her debut feature which won multiple awards at Locarno IFF and, many others.


Anna is a 35-year-old ambulance driver and single mother who lives in a cramped apartment with her young daughter, Katia, and her aging mother. When Katia is accidentally hit by a passing car that belongs to a well-connected and wealthy local politician, the film delves into a story of social injustice and revenge and reveals how flexible moral principles can be in a society governed by the “right of the strongest.” The film examines the grey area of personal morality, leading to a stark realization of how easy it is to abandon expected “civilized” behaviours and habits when faced with extreme circumstances.