Fiction

MAM (2021)

Director: Ganna Gnatenko-Shabaldina. Writer: Ganna Gnatenko-Shabaldina. Starring: Alina Kostyukova, Andriy Isaenko. Producer: Igor Savychenko. Genre: Short, Drama. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English Subtitles. Length: 16 min

Vira, the mother of two children, is about to have an emotional breakdown. The so-called careless life with constant bustling around kindergarten and supermarkets is absolutely exhausting. The difficult psychological condition is exacerbated by the chronic absence of a man at home. The daily routine and lack of support become so unbearable that Vira is ready to strangle her own child. Strained to the limit of her resources, Vira stops and tries to find a way out of a difficult life situation.

Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Short

Drama

The Nails (2018)

Original Title: Mıqlar. Director: Ernes Sarykhalil. Writer: Ernes Sarykhalil. Producer: Tamila Tasheva. Starring: Dzhemil Emirsaliiev, Serhii Lihtey, Rustem Emirsaliiev. Genre: Short, Drama. Country: Ukraine. Language: Without. Length: 16 min

On a native home ashes a small boy collects old nails. Having gathered the nails, he goes to his father. On his way, he meets an unfriendly local man. Now the boy has to overcome the hate of the adult to bring nails for the work started by his father.

Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Short

Drama

Falling (2017)

Original title: Strimholov. Director: Marina Stepanska. Writer: Marina Stepanska. Producer: Olena Yershova, Volodymyr Filippov, Alla Ovsiannikova. Starring: Andriy Seletsky, Dasha Plahtiy, Oleg Mosiychuk. Genre: Feature, Drama. Country: Ukraine. Language: Russian and Ukrainian, English, French, Bulgarian, Italian, and Romanian subtitles. Length: 96 min

Anton, a former enfant prodige composer who couldn’t handle his obsession with music, returns to Ukraine after a long period in rehab for drugs and alcohol. Katia, an ordinary girl living on the outskirts of Kyiv, is planning to move to Berlin with her boyfriend, a German photographer. Two bewildered lost young people who meet at a crucial point in their lives for a few days of happiness together in a shattered society in search of a new national identity.

Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Feature Film

Drama

Not Now (2020)

Original Titel: Не Зараз. Director: Andrew Liulko. Writer: Andrew Liulko. Genre: Drama, Short Film. Country: Ukraine. Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles. Length: 15 min

A young man is refusing to believe that he has cancer and is procrastinating till the very last moment to tell his girlfriend about the scary but obvious symptoms. Once he realizes that he has very little time left, he turns his hesitation into his strength – proposes to marry his girlfriend, spends more time with dad dying of cancer and agrees to get the surgery! Now it’s up to doctors’ whether the love or cancer wins.

Fiction, Online

Ukraine

Short

Drama

Frost (2017)

Fiction Director: Sharunas Bartas Genre: Drama Country: Lithuania, Poland, France, Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian, English, French Length: 132 Minutes Frost – Synopsis The young Lithuanian Rokas accepts the order to deliver a lot of humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian army, plunged in full separatist conflict with Russia. In the company of his girlfriend Inga, he will discover the horrors of war. After an episode involving a group of journalists living in a strange hedonistic bubble, this couple of travelers will go through a crisis that will transform their lives. With a story that navigates between disturbing silences and sharp

cineuropa.org

Fiction, Trailer

France, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine

Parthenon (2019)

Fiction other title: Partenonas, Stasi Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: Drama Country: Lithuania, Finland, France Language: Ukrainian, Russian, Arabic, English, Turkish Length: 119 Minutes Parthenon – Synopsis In a cheap brothel at the foothills of an Athenian fortress, a man recounts the magnificent events of his life. His search for love and glory is retold and relived by many: a prostitute with an unredeemable past, a gangster haunted by bad luck, an icon painter who has no faith… In one of the stories, the man finds his riches, in another he becomes a vagabond prophet, in yet another he returns home

cineuropa.org

Fiction, Trailer

France, Lithuania, Ukraine

FORBIDDEN (in need of support)

directed and produced by Andrew Liulko Tagline:FORBIDDEN is a science fiction film about the best human qualities that helped to survive the consequences of a nuclear war, a film about the difficult path of rebirth to realize the true value – love. SCIENCE FICTION FILM IN DEVELOPMENT Director & Producer: Andrew LiulkoGenre: Science FictionCountry: Ukraine, Sri LankaLanguage: English, UkrainianLength: 90 Minutes, 3 episodes of 40-50 minutes each for TV releaseAspect ratio: 2.35:1 or 16:9 The Producer reached out to Filmmakers for Ukraine to ask for help, as he and his team are currently looking for financial and other kind of

Forbidden

Fiction, project needing support

Sri Lanka, Ukraine

Mr Jones (2019)

Fiction Director: Agnieszka Holland Writer: Andrea Chalupa Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom Language: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Welsh Length: 141 Minutes Also known as: Red Secrets – Im Fadenkreuz Stalins (German Title), L’Ombre de Staline (French title), Гарет Джонс (Russian title), L’ombra di Stalin (Italian title), Obywatel Jones (Polish title) Mr Jones – Synopsis 1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton) is an ambitious young Welsh journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. Whilst working as an advisor to Lloyd George, he is now looking for his next big story. The

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Fiction, Trailer, Video-on-Demand

Poland, UK, Ukraine

Merry-Go-Round

Merry-Go-Round (2017)

Merry-Go-Round, by Ihor Podolchak Fiction, Short Film Original Title: Merry-Go-Round, also known as Карусель Director: Ihor Podolchak Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 5 Minutes Merry-Go-Round – Synopsis Somnambulistic circus Ribera&Velazquez welcomes everyone to the show, where shadows, that escaped the platonic cave, turn the carousel in the foggy catacombs. Merry-Go-Round Trailer on imdb.com Further Information on Delirium: imdb.com Wikipedia in English Wikipedia in Ukrainian Also see: Las Meninas, by Ihor Podolchak and Dean Karr

wikipedia

Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Short Film, Trailer

Ukraine

Delirium (2013)

Delirium (2013)

Delirium, by Ihor Podolchak Fiction Director: Ihor Podolchak Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 100 Minutes Also known as: Деліріум (Ukrainian title) Delirium – Synopsis A family asks a young psychiatrists to be their guest and look after their father who’s developed a suicidal fixation for ropes and knots. It is also entirely possible that the mental health of the guest is the real cause for concern. Further Information: imdb.com Wikipedia in English / Ukrainian Please visit our Movies section on Filmmakers for Ukraine

wikipedia

Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Trailer

Ukraine

Las Meninas (2008)

Las Meninas (2008)

Las Meninas, by Ihor Podolchak & Dean Karr Fiction Director: Ihor Podolchak, Dean Karr Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 99 Minutes Also known as: Меніни (Ukrainian title) Las Meninas – Synopsis A family of four lives in the suburbs household. Through a complex interplay of light and mirrors, it’s more art installation than a house. The main character is a son in early thirties who almost does not appear on the screen. Suffering from asthma and struggling with dermatitis since his childhood, a man uses his condition to manipulate their parents and sister.

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Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Trailer, Video-on-Demand

Ukraine

Not Now (2020)

Fiction, Short Film Original Title: Не Зараз Director: Andrew Liulko writer: Andrew Liulko Genre: Drama, Short Film Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 15 Minutes Not Now – Synopsis A young man is refusing to believe that he has cancer and is procrastinating till the very last moment to tell his girlfriend about the scary but obvious symptoms. Once he realizes that he has very little time left, he turns his hesitation into his strength – proposes to marry his girlfriend, spends more time with dad dying of cancer and agrees to get the surgery! Now it’s up to

notnow.info

Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Short Film, Video-on-Demand

Ukraine

The Veteran Dramedy (2022)

Fiction, Short Film Director: Rainer Ludwigs Producer: Tetyana Chernyavska Genre: Dramedy, Short Film Country: Ukraine, Germany Language: Ukrainian, German, English subtitles Length: 30 Minutes Cast: Peter Stashenko, Christoph Linder, Liudmyla Vasylieva, Martin Skoda, Anna Zhara Also known as: Der Veteran (German Title) The Veteran – Synopsis After fighting in the Donbas, Bogdan, a young Ukrainian, visits his mother in Germany. Here, he finds unexpected opportunities: university, a new job, an old new love. He would love to stay. But he struggles with german bureaucracy and his trauma of war. So will he return to his comrades at the front? Availability:

Rainer Ludwigs Image-Building

Fiction, Short Film

Germany, Ukraine

Bremen

Best Weekend (2022), by Vladyslav Klimchuk

Best Weekend (2022)

Fiction Film Director: Vladyslav Klimchuk Genre: Comedy Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 95 Minutes Cast: Darya Petrozhytska, Elias Reichert, Ada Rogovtseva, Hans Jörg Berchtold, Irma Vitovska, Alina Cheban, Georgiy Khostikoyev, Bogdan Osadchuk, Natalia Babenko, Taras Denysyuk, Maksym Devizorov, Oleksandr Rudynsky, Maksym Kyrychenko, Valeriy Morozov. Also known as: Найкращі Вихідні (Original Ukrainian title) Best Weekend – Synopsis A guy from Germany becomes a volunteer at a festival to make the girl organizing this event fall in love with him. Instead, he loses the foreign headliner of Atlas Weekend. The guys from Kryvyi Rih have a legendary stag party. And argue like

Film.Ua

Fiction

Ukraine

Earth (1930)

Fiction Other Title: Zemlya, Зeмля Director: Alexander Dovzhenko Genre: silent film Country: Soviet Union Language: Length: 76 Minutes See Earth (1930) on youtube.com Synopsis: Earth (Зeмля, Zemlya) is a 1930 film from the Soviet Union, shot in Ukraine, directed by Alexander Dovzhenko. The rather slight story centers on the Opanas family, farmers in a small Ukranian village. Vasyl, an enthusiastic young communist, is a strong advocate of collectivization, the process of grouping privately owned farms into collective farms to be shared by all. His father Opanas is skeptical, and the local kulaks (rich farmers), led by the Bilokin family, resist

ayuzwyshyn.net

Fiction, Trailer, Video-on-Demand

Soviet Union, Ukraine

Weisse Raben – Alptraum Tschetschenien (2005)

Documentary Director: Johann Feindt & Tamara Trampe Genre: Documentary, war Country: Germany, France Language: Chechen, German voice over Length: 92 Minutes Synopsis: Der brisante Dokumentarfilm reflektiert anhand der Erfahrungen junger Soldaten, die seelisch und körperlich gebrochen aus dem Einsatz zurückkehren, über den Krieg in Tschetschenien. Als Montage emotionaler Konfrontationen angelegt, gewinnt er durch die Nähe und das Vertrauen zwischen Regisseuren und Protagonisten. Die Reflexionen der jungen Männer werden durch Erinnerungen eines älteren Afghanistan-Veteranen, Szenen aus dem Moskauer Komitee der Soldatenmütter und Bilder eines brutalen Einsatzes der russischen Armee gegen Tschetschenen erweitert und vertieft. – Sehenswert ab 16. (Source: filmdienst.de) Further

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Fiction, Trailer, Video-on-Demand

Chechnya, France, Germany, International

Lethal Kittens (2020)

Fiction Director: Volodymyr Tykhyy Genre: Comedy Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 110 Minutes Also known as: Наші Котики (Original Ukrainian title) Synopsis: In 2014 Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine turns hot. An engineer, actor, soccer coach and florist volunteer to fight on the front line. Unaware of the pivotal role they will play in the war, they discover the meaning of true leadership. (Source: Directory Films) Availability: Lethal Kittens is available on Youtube in its original version with English subtitles (Courtesy of production company: Babylon’13). Please watch it below: Further Information: Lethal Kittens at IMDB Lethal Kittens at Wikipedia (Ukrainian)

Directory Films

Babylon '13, Comedy, Fiction, Satire

Ukraine

Olga (2021)

Fiction Director: Elie Grappe Genre: Drama, Sport Country: France, Switzerland Language: French, Russian, Ukrainian Length: 85 Minutes Synopsis: Exiled in Switzerland, Olga, a talented and passionate 15-year-old Ukrainian gymnast, is trying to make her place at the National Sports Centre. But the revolt of Euromaïdan breaks out in Kiev, suddenly involving her relatives. While the young girl has to adapt to her new country and prepares the European Championships, the Ukrainian revolution enters her life and will shake everything up… (Source: Pulsar Content – International Sales) Availability: After completing a long Festival run, Olga is now in distribution. Further Information:

Cineuropa

Coming of Age, Fiction, Sport

France, Switzerland

Blindfold (2020)

Fiction Other Title: Iz zavyazanymy ochyma Director: Kateryna Gornostai Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 100 Minutes Synopsis: Young MMA fighter Yuliya has lost her boyfriend in the war in eastern Ukraine. She starts a new relationship to make her life move forward. (Source: Cineuropa) Winner Best Feature Debut at Warsaw International Film Festival 2020 Further Information: imdb.com

Cineuropa

Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Trailer

International, Ukraine

Stop-Zemlia (2021)

Fiction Other Title: Director: Kateryna Gornostai Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 121 Minutes Synopsis: An introverted high-school girl Masha sees herself as an outsider unless she hangs around with Yana and Senia who share her non-conformist status. While she is trying to navigate through an intense time of the pre-graduation year, Masha falls in love that forces her to leave her comfort zone. From a debutant Ukrainian director Kateryna Gornostai, a deeply personal story about self-discovery and the patience it requires. (Source: Cineuropa) Stop-Zemlia was produced by Kyiv-based ESSE Production House, and Germany’s Pluto Film has the international rights. Further Information: imdb.com

Cineuropa

Fiction, Searching for Distributor, Trailer

International, Ukraine