Ukrainian film Dovbush: Shooting finished, video backstage presented

Source : 112 Ukraine

The movie will be released in autumn
19:00, 2 August 2021

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The last taking unit of adventure and historical action film Dovbush has finished in July. The authors presented another official video backstage created on the basis of the materials of the current shoot.

The locations of the filming of Dovbush were very diverse: studios of Kyiv Alexander Dovzhenko National Film Studio, historical and architectural monument Kyiv Fortress, National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine, Derevyane village near Obukhiv (Kyiv region), suburbs of Mykulychyn village, Ivano-Frankivsk region and Zbarazh city in Ternopil region.

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Over 1,500 people were engaged in the crowd scenes (they played musicians, rural men, lower middle class, merchants, and others). The shooting took place in natural locations (forests, rivers, valleys), in castles and fortresses, in restored buildings, and in built decorations.

Oles Sanin became the director of the film. Main roles are played: Oleksa Dovbush – Serhiy Strelnikov, Ivan Dovbush – Oleksiy Hnatovsky, Marichka – Daria Plakhtiy, Psheulsky - Mateusz Kościukiewicz and Princes Yablunivska – Agata Buzek.

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According to the synopsis, the events take place in the Carpathians, at the beginning of the 18th century. The cruel reign of the Polish gentry forces the Hutsuls to run to the mountains. Two brothers, Oleksa and Ivan Dovbush are beyond the law and they become opryshky (partakers of the people’s liberation struggle in the 16th century in Halychyna, Bukovyna, and Zakarpattia). The brothers become the enemy to each other during the search of revenge to gentry for the murder of their parents. One of them strives for money and another one for justice. The Hutsuls start the uprising headed by Oleksa. The Polish gentry do everything possible to eliminate Oleksa Dovbush; however, he outwitted them.

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