Archive of films Stop Revolution / Prorvemos

Ukraine
2006, 96 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2007

The Chernobyl tragedy in the Ukraine affected so many people, including nuclear physicist Nestor Ivanovich Hreem. The man who never made compromises is now in prison and telling a police investigator his story.


Synopsis

The Chernobyl tragedy in the Ukraine affected so many people, including nuclear physicist Nestor Ivanovich Hreem. The man who never made compromises is now in prison and telling a police investigator his story. As a nuclear physicist, his guiding principles are determined by his profession, a field in which there is no room for half-measures. People like Nestor, however, have a tough time in today’s world, where two plus two doesn’t make four, where your brother stabs you in the back, and where no-one is responsible for his actions. A world where everyone upholds his own truth and state powers are capable of sending thousands of people to their deaths. This is Ukraine, still lying under the ashes of Chernobyl and still hungover from the Orange Revolution. There are too few people living here who won’t betray “today” when tomorrow comes.

About the director

Ivan Kravchyshyn (b. 1964, Snyatyn, Ukraine) left school in 1986 and applied to study decorative and interior design at the Institute of Fine Art in Lvov but, a year later, he transferred to the Faculty of Film and Television Direction at the Institute of Dramatic Arts in Kiev, where he graduated in 1991. He has made a number of documentary films such as The Life Tax (Podatok na zhytia , 2002), Whose Ukraine Is This? (Chyia Ukrajina?, 2003) and the series of TV documentaries Restricted Area (Zakryta zona, 2003 – 2004) – the part entitled  DUSya. State Management Office (Derzhavne Upravlinnya Spravamy DUSya.) was screened as part of the official selection at the Prix Europa in Berlin in 2004. That year he also won the national Teletriumph Award as Best Director.

Contacts

PRE Ltd.
PO Box 170, 01001, Kiev
Ukraine
Tel: +380 50 216 9779
Fax: +380 44 331 1848
E-mail: prorvemos@yahoo.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
   
Director: Ivan Kravchyshyn
Screenplay: Ivan Kravčyšyn / Ivan Kravchyshyn
Dir. of Photography: Mychajlo Kretov / Mykhailo Kretov, Anatolij Sachno / Anatoliy Sakhno, Andrij Lyseckyj / Andriy Lysetskyi
Music: Roman Hrynkiv, Igor Stecjuk / Igor Stetsiuk
Editor: Ivan Kravčyšyn / Ivan Kravchyshyn
Producer: Ivan Kravčyšyn / Ivan Kravchyshyn
Production: PRE Ltd.
Cast: Mykola Olijnyk / Mykola Oliynyk, Oleksij Vertynskyj / Oleksiy Vertynskyi, Oleksij Bondarev / Oleksiy Bondarev, Lev Somov, Viktorija Smačeljuk / Viktoriya Smacheliuk
Contact: PRE Ltd.

Guests

Ivan Kravchyshyn

Film Director / Producer, Film Director / Producer

Irina Avdyeyeva


Nataliya Kozhevnikova

Producer

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