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.
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.
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.
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.
An unusual music video from an indie singer/musician Onuka. The video was filmed at Chernobyl Zone during a week-long internship conducted by the singer. As she puts it: ‘The week spent at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is my main summary of the leaving year. Practice at the NPP and a real immersion in the life of people who work at Chernobyl today. It changes the consciousness. Shifts the angle of view from those things that erroneously seem significant and important to global events that are happening here and now. These events are around us but go unnoticed.’
A video and music interpretation by ‘Ot Vinta’ band of a traditional Ukrainian holiday of ‘Mykolay’ and its patron St. Mykola which supposedly corellates with a Western Saint Nicholas / Santa Claus. Cinematography by Dmytro Maksymchuk. Filmed at Rivne Music Theatre.
A new song produced by Svyatoslav Vakarchuk and performed by his protege Khrystyna Soloviy. The music video was shot entirely in Lviv and directed by Andriy Boyar. Cinematography by Taras Mis’kiv. Art direction by Ivan Borysiak.