The feature documentary about famous Ukrainian freak cabaret band Dakh Daughters is announced to premiere in 2017. The film is directed by Iryna Stetsenko who is also a sound producer of the band. Numerous musical performances are captured along with the band traveling across many countries in their concert tour.
Today Kyiv will host premiere of a new documentary feature by Vitaliy Mansky known for his North-Korean movie ‘Under The Sun’. The new film titled ‘Ridni’ meaning ‘Kinsfolk’ and tells the stories of families divided by the Russian assault on Ukraine.
The debut feature of Juri Rechinsky (originally titled ‘Sichen-Berezen’) will premiere at Rotterdam Film Festival. This is an Austria-Ukraine co-production with a multinational cast and crew. Starring Dmitry Bogdan, Angela Gregovic, Maria Hofstätter, Vlad Troyitskiy, Larissa Rusnak, Raimund Wallisch, Valery Bassel.
The first Ukrainian fantasy movie has published its official trailer. The story set in Ukrainian Carpathians where a time portal opens when a solar eclipse happens. A boy from nowadays slips into 12th century warfare and faces many challenges. The film is planned for a theatrical release in the Fall 2017. Directed by Yuri Kovalyov. Cinematography by Yuri Korol. Produced by Yehor Olesov & Yuri Prylypko. Original title – Сторожова застава.
The first teaser of a new feature 3D animation by Animagrad studio. The movie will be released on March 7th, 2017. Directed by Oleg Malamuzh. Written by Jaroslav Voytseshek.
The new feature by Taras Khymych is shown in theatres starting from November, 24th. The film tells a story behind the first ‘Halychyna’ divison of Ukrainian Insurgent Army and one of its members – Anna Popovych who was believed to posses paranormal abilities. The story based on real events of the Soviet occupation of the Ukrainian Carpathians. The film was in production for 3 years and was funded with no state support. One of the soundtrack creators is Sashko Polozhynsky of ‘Tartak’ music band.
This period feature based on real events is directed by Olena Demyanenko. Starring Kateryna Molchanova, Myroslav Slaboshpytsky, Igor Brovin, Vlad Troyitsky. Official soundtracks by Jamala and Vivienne Mort. The theatrical premiere of the movie is roughly scheduled till the end of 2016.
Odesa Film Studio has published 414 feature films and series in its official YouTube channel. The films were made since 1918 and include established Soviet classics like ‘Spring on Zarechnaya Street‘, ‘Can’t Change the Meeting Place‘, ‘The Three Musketeers‘. There are also lots of underestimated pieces like a ‘The Port‘ (1984), a sea detective; ‘The Mystery Island‘ (1941), the first Soviet Sci-Fi; ‘Where Will He Go?‘ (1981), a fabulous comedy. The studio channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3RYZO9qYh_yVg5FpFp4Y8lfChA96Go1s
Yesterday, September 22nd, Ukrainian parliament has finally adopted the long-awaited-for and fiercely discussed legislation on State Support of the Film Industry.
There about ten major changes in the playground most important of which is introduction of the 25% cash rebate system for all the service production projects including theatrical movies, TV series, commercials, music videos etc. The other important things are following:
Daria Ghai, a Ukrainian film director who studied filmmaking in India had launched a campaign on an Indian crowdfunding platform Wishberry to raise funds for her first feature film called ‘Three And A Half’ to be shot entirely in India. Her creative approach has proved to be successful. The campaign has reached its target of 500 000 INR.