MIP: Film Kruty 1918, to Be Screened in December 2018, Presented in Kyiv
On January 25th, a press conference dedicated to the presentation of the feature film Krytu 1918 was held at the cinema Oscar (SEC GULLIVER) with the participation of Artem Bidenko, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.
Opening the press conference, Pavlo Rozenko, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, noted that the film was an important lesson to understand that there could be no Ukrainian State without the Ukrainian Army. “The entire Ukrainian society must see and feel this nerve of 1918, when, in fact, young people, students stood against the Russian army of thousands,” the Minister stressed.
Artem Bidenko said: “Three elements are important for us today: cinematography as a very powerful communication tool; heroes, who give their lives for the sake of the State; the support of the State, of this communication, and of those myths.”
Andrii Korniienko, the producer of the film Kruty 1918, informed that the most appropriate date of presentation had been chosen for the film. “The film is to be screened on December 6th, on the Ukrainian Armed Forces Day,” he said.
It should be added that 150 national guardians of Ukraine acted in the film.
The press conference was attended by Pavlo Rozenko, Vice Prime Minister; Artem Bidenko, State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine; Yevhen Nyshchuk, Minister of Culture of Ukraine; Pylyp Illienko, Head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency.
The presspersons watched the first trailer, the poster, exclusive videos, as well as interviewed the film’s creators and the honoured visitors to the event.
The film was presented by the creative team including the director Oleksii Shaparev, the producer Andrii Korniienko, the screenwriter Kostiantyn Konovalov, and actors Yevhen Lamah, Nadiia Koverska, Andrii Fedinchyk, Oleksii Trytenko, Oleksandr Piskynov, Dmytro Stupka, Ostap Stupka.
Please be advised that the feature film is based on real events of the fight at the railway station Kruty in the winter of 1918. Amid the historic events in the country, two brothers, Andrii and Oleksa Savytskyi fall in love with the beautiful Sofiia. Bolsheviks are approaching Kyiv, with the city replete with ‘red’ agents.
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