Film about Ukraine's opera singer Vasyl Spivak wins at film festival in Portugal

19:14, 3 September 2018

Ukraine-made film The Myth, dedicated to the famous opera singer Vasyl Slipak won in the documentaries category at Figueira Film Art festival; the event took place in Figueira, Portugal from August 27 till September 2. UNIAN news agency reported that on Monday morning.

Myth is the story of life and death of the Ukrainian soloist who worked at Paris National Opera. He was the active participant in the 2004 Orange Revolution; during the 2013-2014 revolution of Dignity, he led the voluinteer movement in France, which supported the activists in Ukraine. In 2015, he joined the Ukrainian military in Donbas as a volunteer. In June 2016, he was shot dead by the sniper.

The Myth is the last film made by Ukrainian filmmaker Leonid Kanter. In June, he committed suicide. The film was released in Ukraine in early February.