Supported project

UNHOLY POWER

May 15, 2023

To the victory
  • Director: Roman Liubyi
  • Scriptwriter: Roman Liubyi and Olexandr Mekhed
  • Countries: Ukraine / Germany
  • Genre: Animation
  • Country of shooting: Ukraine
  • Language: Ukrainian
  • Duration: 80 min

SYNOPSIS

The International congress of Unholy Power on Lisa Hora, near Kyiv, accidentally have a human being guest (Newspaperman). The Higher Spirits decide to entrust Newspaperman to travel across Ukraine and collect interviews about the social, personal and political life of the invisible creatures who are totally misunderstood by humanity. The decision about “The Reveal” is a controversial one and leads the fragile society of Unholy Power to split. Part of their society is terrified by the possible consequences of breaking the ancient code of secrecy. So they try to prevent the Newspaperman and Khuha from completing their tasks. Dozens of representatives of Unholy Power share with Newspaperman their own perspective on humankind, and everything becomes twisted and upside down. Their personal stories portray humankind as weird, tricky, cynical creatures that one must be constantly on guard around and are better not to trust.

CONTACT

Ukrainian producer
Babylon 13 Production

Bohdanna Semen
danabogdana1401@gmail.com

Producer from a contributing country
Benedetta Films (Germany)

Felix Herrmann
felix@benedettafilms.com

AMOUNT OF THE SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT: 42 200 €

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films – Date of the decision : May 15th 2023

    THE DIRECTOR

    Valentyn Vasyanovych
    Roman Liubyi obtained a master’s degree at the Kyiv I.K. Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre, Cinema and Television in 2014 and started to get involved with Babylon’13 in 2013. During the Maidan Revolution, he used art as a tool for activism, by gathering young filmmakers together with well-known and skillful professionals. Liubyi directed his first full-length film, War Note, using Ukrainian soldiers’ personal recordings made with their phones and go pros since 2014. He also made two short documentaries using only materials from criminal cases of the biggest war crimes of the Russian-Ukrainian war, an experience that led him to make a film about the downing of MH17 passenger plane – Iron Butterflies (2023). This documentary had a world premiere at Sundance 2023.

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