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Dec 11, 2023

To the victory
  • Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
  • Scriptwriter: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
  • Countries: Ukraine / France
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country of shooting: Ukraine
  • Language: Ukrainian, English
  • Duration: 100 min

SYNOPSIS

Ukraine, 2070. Alex (40) returns to her motherland with her husband in order to find out the truth about her missing father who vanished 30 years ago. There, with the help of an emerging technology, she is able to clone her father in a bionic body, which has the memories and appearance of her father when she last saw him. Together, daughter and clone-father, embark on a journey to find out the truth about his mysterious disappearance and confront their past traumas.

CONTACT

Ukrainian producer
Mellivora Productions (17 %)

Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
dmytro.sukholytkyy.sobchuk@gmail.com

Producer from a contributing country
Paradise City Films (France – 50%)

Emilie Georges
emilie@weareparadise.city

AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT: 43 800€

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Date of the decision : December 11th 2023

    THE DIRECTOR

    Valentyn Vasyanovych
    In 2013, Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk graduated from Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television. He participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and Locarno Film Academy, and he received a scholarship from the program of the Minister of Culture of Poland “Gaude Polonia”. He is a Member of European Film Academy, Ukrainian Film Academy as well as Member of Ukrainian Oscar Committee. His debut short film Weightlifter received Drama Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards 2019. «Weightlifter» received 24 prizes and more than 60 official selections in different film festivals and was bought by ARTE. His debut feature film Pamfir was selected at the Cinéfondation – The Résidence 2019 and was developed in TorinoFilmLab (and Midpoint Intensive. It premiered in 2022 at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section and was nominated for the Golden Camera. At the Ukrainian Film Critics Awards, the feature won five awards including Best director, Best screenplay, Best feature film.

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