The fate of the movie "Demons," in which Ruslana Pysanka played her final role, has been revealed
TV presenter and actress Ruslana Pysanka, who tragically passed away in July 2022, played the lead role in Natalka Vorozhbyt's film "Demons" shortly before her death. The fact that the artist was starring in this movie was kept a secret, as they intended to surprise the audience. According to Vorozhbyt, Pysanka's performance in the movie is exceptional, and the audience has never seen her in such a role.
In a conversation with OBOZ.UA, Ruslana Pysanka's husband, Ihor Isakov, recalled how Ruslana, while undergoing treatment in Germany, was eager to come to Poltava for filming. He also provided an update on the current stage of the movie.
"Natalka Vorozhbyt said that work on the film is ongoing," Ihor Isakov told OBOZ.UA. "The premiere will probably be next year. Rusya didn't have time to act in some scenes. When we were in Germany, she and Natalka were calling back and forth, planning the shooting. Rusia was always making plans about how she would get to the set in Poltava after she felt better. She said she would fly to Warsaw, then take the train... And the walker, the wheelchair - what's it like? What kind of wig to wear? She was concerned. Between chemotherapy sessions, she only talked about these shoots, which were supposed to take place in August, but she passed away in July."
In the film, Ruslana Pysanka portrays a character named Nina. The story revolves around a Russian man who arrives in a Ukrainian village and embarks on a love affair with the main character. However, this love story takes a tragic turn.
Natalka Vorozhbyt highlighted in her interviews that the film holds significance as it marks the first time Ruslana Pysanka played a leading role in a Ukrainian movie. Vorozhbyt shared her admiration for Pysanka's dedication on set, emphasizing that she was one of the most committed actresses she had ever worked with.
In an interview with the Dim TV channel, Natalka Vorozhbyt recounted a mysterious connection to the film. In the movie, Ruslana Pysanka's character has a broken leg, mirroring an incident in real life when the actress suffered a severe leg injury after a fall during one of her performances.
Vorozhbyt was surprised and puzzled when she called Ruslana in Germany, where she was receiving treatment, as the parallel was uncanny. Ruslana reassured the director and urged her not to dwell on the coincidence, attributing it to fate. "We were planning to finish shooting in August, no matter what," Natalka Vorozhbyt recalled. "Ruslana admitted that she was in Germany. But she assured us that she would be back by August, and we would continue working. She was planning to return to Ukraine. However, she did not reveal the gravity of her health condition. She probably didn't believe in the dire diagnosis herself."
Earlier, OBOZ.UA published an article about Ruslana Pysanka's husband explaining his decision to relocate her resting place and the monument that would stand at her grave.
Read the full interview with Igor Isakov, Ruslana Pysanka's husband, on OBOZ.UA.