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Project of Ukrainian film ‘Panorama’ wins competition in Karlovy Vary

Ten movies created with the participation of 32 countries were competing
14:59, 5 July 2018

Ukraine's State Film Agency/Facebook

The project of Ukrainian documentary film ‘Panorama’ won the "Docs in Progress" contest in the frameworks of the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. This Ukrainian State Film Agency reported this on Facebook.

Ten films created with the participation of 32 countries fought for the victory. The movie ‘Panorama’ directed by Yuriy Shylov is made with the support of State Film Agency in co-production of film studios of Ukraine, Germany and Poland.

The hero of the picture is a cinema mechanic Valentyn, who has been working in one of the oldest cinemas in Kyiv ‘Kinopanorama’ for 44 years. On Valentyn’s 60th birthday, a fire occurs in the cinema and a man is forced to retire. In a rapidly changing country, he tries to find a new meaning in his life.

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In addition to the project of the film, the work on which is underway, festival’s program includes three movies created in Ukraine. They are ‘Donbas’ by Sergei Loznitsa (2018), ‘The Tribe" by Myroslav Slaboshpitsky (2014) and ‘Volcano’ by Roman Bondarchuk (2018).

As it was reported earlier, the world premiere of a Ukrainian movie Vulkan (volcano, - ed.) directed by Roman Bondarchuk took place in Karlovy Vary at the 53rd International Film Festival.

The film tells a story about OSCE translator Lucas. He is experiencing a midlife crisis. In the line of duty, he appears in the monitoring mission staff which heads to the border with Crimea. A set of weird coincidences leaves Lucas tete-a-tete with a mysterious and chaotic universe of the south steppe. In these weird places where people see happiness in simple things, where past, present and future mixed up, where each day might be the last, Lucas begins his life over again.

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