‘Today, filmmaking is also a kind of weapon’ Film based on novel with Transcarpathian hero being made in Ukraine


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A movie is being shot in Ukraine depicting a Transcarpathian hero who fights off invaders until he ends up surviving the Gulag during the time of Stalin.


According to a Facebook post from Ruslan Zaparanyuk, governor Chernivtsi Regional Military Administration, the movie is an adaption of the novel “Centenarian, Confession on the Pass of the Spirit” by Myroslav Dochynets.” The events of the book unfold in different periods of Ukrainian history from 1939 to the late 80s’.


The filming of the philosophical drama was started by the Ukrainian film company “Constant Production.” The film was directed by Ivan Nikolaychuk. Ivan Nikolaychuk, Anatoliy Krym and the American Carlos de Los Rios worked on the script. Oleg Mosiychuk, Pavlo Tekuchev, Iryna Hryshak and Roman Matsyuta are in the lead roles.


The release date has yet to be announced.

Myroslav Dochynets is a Ukrainian writer and journalist, laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Award, member of the Association of Ukrainian Writers and author of more than 30 books.


“Today, filmmaking is also a kind of weapon, an opportunity to tell the world our story, dispel the myths that have been created for years by Soviet and then Russian propaganda, to draw the attention of the world community to the need to help our country in the difficult struggle,” Zaparanyuk wrote.

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