Odesa International Film Festival will take place from July 12 to July 20. It will, in particular, include the premiere of Cherkasy, the full-length film by Ukrainian director Tymur Yashchenko. This is one of the films that are to compete in the national contest program of the festival. Radio Liberty reported this June 20.
The movie directed by Tymur Yashchenko tells the story of two Ukrainian sailors who served at U-311 Cherkasy, the ship of Ukrainian Navy during the annexation of Crimea by Russian troops in 2014. This is based on the real-life story, as 48 Ukrainian sailors held the defense of the ship over three weeks in March 2014.
Russia captured that ship and still has not returned it yet.
Cherkasy commander Yuriy Fedash was the consultant who assisted the production team. He currently serves as the officer of the Ukrainian Navy Command.
This is one of the films that are to compete in the national contest program of the festival.