Ukraine and German has started a new joint film production. The “You, my joy” is a first feature film by Sergey Loznitsa. Oleg Kohan (SOTA Cinema Group, Ukraine) and Hino Deckert (Deckert Distribution, German) are the producers of the project; Dmitryj Mular is planed to act the leading part in the film.
The film crew castings, location scouting is being held in Kyiv to date. “You, my joy” will be shot in two phases in Ukraine. The first one is in summer 2009; the second one is in winter 2010.
“It is so interesting and important for me to manage the international film project with such director as Loznitsa. He belongs to the new generation of film directors with another view on present-day reality. He brings to audience the constructive ideas rather than destructive and cynical” – Oleg Kohan said.
The action is set in 2005 with World War II retrospective shots. “You, my joy” is the story of a truck driver Georgi who is artless and without a single bad bone in his body; he knows neither mistrust nor malice. Before setting off on his trip with the truck he leaves his wife some money, packs his bag and goes. Protagonist shows in the story that dog-eats-dog society has been doomed to disintegration.
The premiere of the film is planed for spring 2011.