The 1st episode of a new TV Series has exploded Ukrainian media. The coming-of-age drama dealing with suicide, homosexuality and drugs in a modern Ukrainian school is close to a world class TV series as never before. Produced by Novy Channel. Showrunner of the series Yevhen Tunik. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9EwTwIaQjI
A screen version of Sophia Andrukhovych’s novel ‘Felix Austria’ is scheduled for premiere on January 16th, 2020 under the title ‘Faithful’. Directed by Khrystyna Syvolap. Written by Alina Semeryakova & Sophia Andrukhovych. Cinematography by Oleksiy Lamakh. Starring Marianna Yanushevych, Alesia Romanova, Roman Lutskyi.
Pleiad is a TV Series concept developed with the support of UCF. It features an alternative history turn which shows prominent figures of Ukrainian culture as secret statemakers: Ivan Franko, Lesia Ukrainka, Olena Pchilka, Mykhailo Drahomanov & Co. Created and written by Nataliya Yakovleva. Directed by Taras Dron. Cinematography by Yuri Korol.
A magnificent location video created by Nazariy Dorosh shows a range of locations from different parts of Ukraine and different seasons. Pure joy!
The Hollywood Reporter makes a review of the winner of this year Venice IFF Horizons Competition – the film by Valentyn Vasyanovych ‘Atlantis’
A new work from Ukrainian music video director Tanu Muino for a celebrity song writer and singer Katy Perry. The video is heavily inspired by Diane Lane and her performance in John Cusack’s “Must Love Dogs”.
A break-through music video from Afro-Ukrainian trio ‘Fo Sho’ based in Kharkiv revives hip-hop genre in Ukraine. The video is directed by Serge Vane. Cinematography by Yevhen Ushakov. Style by Yana Chaplygina.
A long-awaited screen adaptation of modern Ukrainian classics by Vasyl Shklyar is scheduled for premiere on December 5, 2019. The novel became a cult reading with more than 300 000 printed copies sold. The film is directed by Taras Tkachenko. Cinematography by Oleksandr Kryshtalovych. Cast: Taras Tsymbalyuk, Kseniya Danylova, Andriy Mostrenko and others.
A period action and political drama directed by Serhiy Lysenko is scheduled for premiere on January 23rd, 2020. The film tells the actual story of a Polish post office robbery done in 1932 by an underground Ukrainian military organization. The robbery failed and turned into bloodshed.
A fantasy fairy tale movie written by Sashko Lirnyk is going to hit theaters on January, 1st. Directed by Mykhaylo Kostrov. Cinematography by Volodymyr Guyevskyi. Cast: Kostyantyn Linartovych, Hryhoriy Baklanov, Oleksandr Pozharskyi.