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The Kyiv Files

The Kyiv Files

Walter Stokman & Walter Stokman / Netherlands / 2023

In Ukraine, the Soviet KGB archive with countless files containing reports of observations, has been made accessible to the public. How does it affect one, once they find out that the state has been watching them for years?

In Ukraine, the Soviet KGB archive with countless files containing reports of observations, has been made accessible to the public. What happens to you, once you find out that the state has been watching you for years? A dissident Ukrainian woman, a Dutch amateur spy and a French tourist betrayed 50 years ago by her “lover”, are confronted with their own file in the archive. The film reveals a time when the paranoia of the Soviet regime penetrated deep into the fibers of personal lives.