09:57 13 Jan 2022

13 Ukrainian films to be released this year

13 Ukrainian films created with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency are to be released in cinemas in 2022.

The Ukrainian State Film Agency announced this, Ukrinform reports.

So, the comedy Zirky Za Obminom directed by Oleksii Daruh was released on January 1. The film tells the story of irreconcilable rivals on stage, Polia Maliakova, and Khoma Mikhailovskyi, show-business stars, who suddenly exchange bodies.

The project Cartoons in Cinema. Ukrainian for Kids will be released in cinemas on January 13. For the first time on the big screens, children will be able to see a collection of interesting Ukrainian cartoons and immerse themselves in a real movie adventure with entertainment and fun.

The film and Berlinale's Crystal Bear award winner Stop-Zemlia, directed by Kateryna Hornostai is to be released on January 20. This is a sensual autobiographical story about exploring yourself.

The comedy Naikrashchi Vykhydni directed by Vlad Klymchuk is scheduled to be released on February 2. The viewer will see 4 stories, many comedic situations and touching moments, large-scale scenes, and show-business stars, including The HARDKISS, Onuka, alyona alyona, Verka Serduchka & band, Artem Pivovarov.

The tragicomedy Gendelyk directed by Taras Dudar will appear on the screens on February 10. The film is dedicated to the memory of the screenwriter Oleksandr Stoliarov.

Oleh Sentsov's crime drama Rhino is to be released on February 17. The history of the film is based on the real events of the 1990s in Ukraine. The protagonist, nicknamed the Rhino, enters the criminal world and begins his bloody path, which will lead him not where he expected.

At the end of winter, on February 24, the comedy Velyka Prohulianka directed by Oleh Zborovskyi is to be released in cinemas. At the center of the events are two completely different families, who "go for barbecues"  on a warm spring day and find themselves on a common lawn, which each family considers "their own." The dispute that arises between them escalates into a grotesque "war" over the place of cooking kebabs.

The documentary-feature film Magda directed by Denys Sobolev should be expected on March 3. This is a film about a German woman, Magda Homann, who fell in love with a Ukrainian soldier during the First World War and came to Ukraine with him.

Also scheduled for March 3 is the release of the romantic comedy Susidka directed by Natalia Pasnytska, written by Irena Karpa. According to the plot, the ardent bachelor Petro makes a bet with his best friend Oleh on Porsche, that he will be able to live for a month under one roof with a woman. So, Veronika, an elegant music teacher, Oleh's younger sister, whom Petro has known since childhood, appears in his loft.

The mystical thriller Egregor directed by Stanislav Kapralov will be released on March 10. According to the plot, the New York detective receives an encrypted message and a ticket to Kyiv from a professor with whom he hasn't spoken for a long time. It turns out that the professor allegedly committed suicide, and his daughter is being hunted by unknown individuals.

The film Ya, Pobieda I Berlin directed by Olha Riashyna is expected in cinemas on March 24. For Andrii Kuzmenko's fans, this picture will be of special significance: it is the story of a novice musician Kuzma, who goes to Berlin with his friend Bard in the old Pobieda car three days before the planned concert. Kuzma promises his girlfriend Barbara to return home in a new car, and the guys from the band, to make it to the performance. From the first minutes of the trip, everything goes wrong, but one thing is certain: the adventure will help the heroes find their true destination.

From May 12, the action movie Dovbush directed by Oles Sanin will be released. "Dignity or oblivion!" is the slogan of the film about the Ukrainian legendary rebel Oleksa Dovbush. It is a story about steadfastness and defending freedom against amid turbulent events, a story about freedom above all and all-encompassing love: for one's people, for one's native land.

And at the end of the year, on December 29, the cartoon Mavka. Forest Song directed by Oleh Malamuzh will be released. The project is based on Lesya Ukrainka's Forest Song and adapted to the genre of family animation. The cartoon is also based on images from Slavic myths and legends.

The State Film Agency reported that the list of films might be updated during 2022.

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