The filmmakers decided not to mention the poet’s name in the headline, because this film is about not only biography of one writer, it is about the times he lived and the fight against the regime as well.
“Our film will touch upon the problem of Ukrainian dissident movement on big screens. Hopefully, there will be more films about these people, because we know so little about them” -, the director of the film Roman Brovko says.
The movie is devoted to the last years of Vasyl Stus, when he tried to overcome the system, to publish his last book of poems and to represent the book to people from jail. The bigger part of the movie unfolds on the jail territories, when the intelligence agent pays a visit to Vasyl Stus. She tries to break him not physically, but psychologically, with long conversations, where she is a real master.
The main parts will play Dmytro Yaroshenko, Oleg Maskennikov, Eugenia Hladiy and Vitalii Salii.
The film The Forbidden One will be released in fall, 2019. At the moment the movie is at the postproduction stage, the negotiations on the release day take place.