Otar Ioseliany has finished the shooting period of the his recent film “Shantrapa” (The Riffraff), where Bohdan Stupka stars. The film is a co-production of Georgia, Ukraine and France. Producers of the film are Oleh Kohan (SOTA Cinema Group, Ukraine) and Martine Marignac (Pierre Grise Productions, France). The shooting were held in Georgia and France.
The film “Rejection” (Ottorzhenie) by a young Ukrainian filmmaker Volodymyr Lert was demonstrated within at the Molodist Film Festival. The movie took part in the main competition program among full-lenght films. “The Rejection” is the only feature film that represented Ukraine in the contest.
Bogdan Stupka will star in the new autobiographical film of Georgian-French director Otar Iosseliani “Shantrapa” (Riffraff). This is a film about young film director who is trying to find himself in conditions of ideological and commercial censure.
The 1st Kyiv International Film Festival (KIFF) will be held in Kyiv since May, 29 till June, 3 2009. Bogdan Stupka the founder and president of the festival promised that it will become annual.
The famous Ukrainian actor received The Silver Marc’Aurelio Critics’ Best Actor Award. He played the key role in the film “Serce na dloni” (With a Warm Heart) by Krzysztof Zanussi. This was the only picture in a competition program that presented Ukraine and Poland on the festival.