Category Archives: News

A Gentle Creature

A new film directed by Sergiy Loznitsa which is a part of the Cannes feature competition, has released its trailer. Cinematography by Oleg Mutu. Art Direction by Kirill Shuvalov. The story is based on a short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Ukrainian National Pavilion in Cannes

Ukrainian Pavillion in Cannes will operate from 17th through 28th of May. The main goal of the pavilion is to present the current cinematographic Ukraine as a powerful production hub: with well-developed production facilities, qualified and skillful crews and technical specialists, lots of picturesque and unique locations, low costs of production and a recently adopted cinema law with cash rebates for international film producers.

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Prayer of Strangers

Based on a true story of a Crimean Tatar woman who saved many Jewish children during World War II. The feature will be premiered on May 18, 2017 – the date of commemoration of the Crimean Tatars deportation. Directed by Akhtem Seitablayev known for ‘Khaytarma’.

 

Intent - Teaser

The team behind a short screen version of ‘Intent’ novel by a bestselling Ukrainian writer Lyubko Deresh has presented the movie’s teaser. Directed by Anna Smoliy. Cinematography by Oleksiy Kuchma. Cast: Roman Veremeychyk, Hanna Adamovych, Oleksandr Sokolov.

Peace to Your House! - Trailer

A new film by Volodymyr Lert will be premiered in 2017. The feature is based on a play by Grygoriy Gorin which is widely staged in theatres across Eastern Europe for 30 years already. In turn, it revolves around Tevye the Dairyman cycle by Sholem Aleichem.

Mavka - Work in Progress

The creators of a feature animation ‘Mavka’ have shared their work-in-progress promo which received appraisals at the ‘Cartoon Movie’ pitching event in Bordeaux (France). The movie should feature costumes designed by Ukrainian stylist Olha Navrotska and music by famous DakhaBrakha.

Danylo the King - Teaser

Taras Khymych has presented a trailer of a movie which he has been secretly working on. This is a period feature action about a legendary ruler of Halychyna and Kyivan Rus – Danylo the King. The director promises a truly entertaining show to be presented in theatres already in 2017.

Bitter Harvest - Premiere

This feature film about Holodomor, an anti-Ukrainian starvation genocide organized by Stalin and bolsheviks, has been in development and production for about 10 years. This week It has been finally premiered and released in Ukraine. The film is backed by Ukrainian Canadians and filmed in Ukraine. Directed by George Mendeluk. Written by Richard Bachynsky.

Chervonyi - Trailer

The creators of ‘Chervonyi’ have released the official trailer. This feature film based on a true story of two Ukrainian soldiers, Danylo Chervonyi and Victor Hurov, who had been fighting against each other – one in the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, the other one in the Soviet Army. They finally meet in the GULAG camp after both being arrested. Imprisoned, they organize the first of its kind rebellion in the GULAG. The film is based on the novel by Andriy Kokotyukha. Directed by Zaza Buadze.

Dustards

A new inspirational travel documentary about a group of Ukrainian motor-bikers has been presented in Kyiv. The film is directed by one of the team members Svyatoslav Gurenko and produced by Red Glass Production.