The poster of military action drama Cherkasy directed by Tymur Yashchenko was presented after the official trailer.
The movie is based on the real events and tells about a crew of a minesweeper, which fought back occupation Russian troops for three weeks in spring 2014 in Crimea. It was the only vessels, which did not lower the Ukrainian flag.
The movie will be released on February 27, at the sixth anniversary of Crimea’s annexation.
Commander of minesweeper and partaker of those events Yuriy Fedash consulted the shooting team. Moreover, the sailors who defended at Donzlav lake under command of Fedash starred in the film.
Cherkasy is the first feature-length film about the Ukrainian Navy. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and command of Navy provided support in the work on the film. Particularly, they provided a few vessels, army aviation, special hardware and military for participation in the crowd scenes, including Navy SEAL. Some settings were shot during the exercise of Ukraine’s Navy.
As we reported, for the first time in history, a movie of a Ukrainian director was presented in the program of the Sundance Festival in the United States. The movie of Ukrainian film director Iryna Tsilyk The Earth Is Blue as an Orange became a laureate of the World Cinema Documentary section receiving the Directing Award. The film also entered the Berlinale 2020 competition program.