Ukrainian film wins Best Director award at Locarno festival
A Ukrainian film Stepte has won the award for best director at the Locarno Film Festival. According to the plot, it is a story about an elderly man from a Ukrainian village.
This was announced by the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak. He congratulated the team of creators of the tape (to view the video, scroll to the end of the page).
"Cool event. The Ukrainian film Stepne was awarded the Best Director award at the Locarno Film Festival. I want to congratulate the director Maryna Vroda and the team that worked on the movie," Yermak wrote.
According to him, the movie is called a cinematic masterpiece.
"It has a deep meaning and shows the life of an elderly man who comes to the Ukrainian village of Stepne to take care of his mother. Maryna Vroda mentioned the filmmakers at war with Russia and the crew members who died there in her speech. Thank you for this! Glory to Ukraine!" Yermak added.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the world premiere of the Ukrainian film Nazavzhdy-nazavzhdy (working title When we were 15) will take place at the 80th Venice Film Festival as part of the Orizzonti Extra competition program. This is the debut work of Ukrainian director Anna Buryachkova, who has previously directed music videos for famous musicians from Ukraine.
One of the most prestigious film festivals in the world starts on August 30 and will last until September 9.