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Toloka film based on Taras Shevchenko ballad is complete

The premiere of the film is scheduled for 2020
16:50, 30 May 2019

Film Toloka was based on the ballad of Taras Shevchenko
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The production of a movie-parable of Mykhailo Illienko Toloka, which is based on Taras Shevchenko's ballad, has finished. The film’s events cover more than 400 years and 14 important events of the Ukrainian history, as Ukraine's State Film Agency reports on Facebook.

The film offers a four-hundred-year-old parable with a taste of bitter irony - between tragedy and comedy, where time and historic events are partially embodied in the simulated, sometimes even toy form.

The main roles were played by Ivanna Illienko, Dmytro Rybalevsky, Vasyl Kuharsky, Bohdan Benyuk, Dmytro Linartovych, Konstiantyn Voitenko, Myroslav Hai, Serhiy Romanyuk and others.

Shooting began in February 2013 and lasted until September 2018. The project became one of the winners of the Film Agency competition and received 98.02% of the state financing.

The premiere of the movie is scheduled for 2020.

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As it was reported earlier, the State Film Agency of Ukraine sums up work done in 2018. Last year, almost $17 million were spent for the production of the Ukrainian films.

Prychynna.The Story of Love, an animated short film will be shown at Tehran film festival in March.

Besides, Ukrainian films “Donbass” by Serhiy Loznytsia, “When the trees fall” by Marysia Nykytyuk, and “Volcano” by Roman Bondarchuk got the awards at 49th International Film Festival in Goa (India).

Moreover, Ukrainian documentary film directed by Ukrainian Oles Sanin and American Mark Harris ‘Breaking point: The war for democracy in Ukraine’ will fight for the Oscar Award.

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