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Salt from Bonneville by Simon Mozgovyi

edition 2019


The story of this adventure drama is about Nazar and Max — two guys from Ukraine and an old soviet bike — and the ambitious goal they set themselves to beat the world speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. This dry salt desert is the meeting point for hundreds of people from all over the world, who spend millions of dollars on their quest to become the next speed racing champion. Nazar and Max spend all their time assembling their bike in a small garage on the outskirts of Kyiv, travelling hundreds of miles and overcoming countless obstacles to make their dreams come true. And then, on the other side of the world, they both come to realize why there are there. This film is not just about a speed record. This is a film about what is behind the record. About what lies behind any important choices that are made throughout life.


Simon Mozgovyi

born 31.07.1992, Kharkiv (Ukraine)


› Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Faculty of Cinema and Television Arts (2009-2013)
› “Inter” TV Channel School, dramaturgy (2012 – 2013)


› 2018 – The Winter Garden's Tale (documentary, Jihlava IDFF, DOK Leipzig, DOCUDAYS UA HRIDFF - Best Ukrainian Film Award, Full Frame DFF, MakeDox CDFF, Eastern Neighbours IFF, Dumbo FF (2019-2020) - Best Documentary Feature of September).