Famous Ukrainian theater director Roman Viktyuk passed away at a Moscow hospital on Tuesday.
In late October, the artist contracted coronavirus and ended up in a hospital ward in the Russian capital where he lived, TASS reports.
Viktyuk was 84. The news of his death was confirmed by the directorate of the Moscow-based Roman Viktyuk Theater.
Viktyuk directed more than 250 performances in his career.
The director was born in Lviv in October 1936. He graduated from Russia's State Institute of Theater Arts (GITIS). He worked in several theaters in Moscow, as well as in Lviv and Vilnius. His namesake theater was opened in the Russian capital in 1991.
As we reported earlier, Antonio Lukich's film My Thoughts Are Silent claimed the Discovery Award at the Raindance film festival.
The tragic comedy My Thoughts Are Silent, which was Lukich’s first feature film is a story about a young soundman Vadym. After failures at work and in his personal life, Vadym got a chance to start over. A simple task – to record the voices of Zakarpattia animals – might give him an opportunity to leave “uncomfortable Ukraine” and move to “attractive Canada”. Far away from the problems. Yet, things get worse when his mother becomes his fellow in his new work.
The film was first screened in July 2019, in the East of West section, of the Karlovy Vary international festival, where the film claimed the special prize of the jury.