THE GUIDE

POVODYR

By Oles SANIN

PRONTO FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

American boy Peter and kobzar Ivan are thrown together by fate amidst the turbulent mid-30s Soviet Ukraine; boy becomes blind minstrel’s guide and the only witness of Ukrainian kobzars’ execution.

Festivals
& Awards

Odessa IFF 2014
Best Actor, Jury Diploma for Cinematography
Warsaw FF 2014
Nomination for Grand Prix
Cottbus IFF 2014
Panorama
Int'l Film Fest. Of india, Goa 2014
Panorama
Palm Springs IFF 2015
Bari IFF 2015
Special Mention
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical, True Story
    • Countries
    • UKRAINE
    • Languages
    • UKRANIAN, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Oles SANIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Oles SANIN, Olexandr IRVANETS, Iren ROZDOBUD’KO
    • Producer(s)
    • Maxim ASADCHIY (PRONTO FILM), Igor SAVYCHENKO, Oles SANIN
    • Synopsis
    • Film is set in the early 30s Soviet Ukraine, at the times of industrialization, collectivization, Big Hunger and liquidation of the intellectuals. Untroubled life of Peter Shamrock, American specialist’s son, changes in a moment. His father is killed. Peter is saved from persecutors by a miracle. This “miracle” is kobzar (blind minstrel) Ivan Kocherga. The boy becomes his guide. Their journey, full of dramatic events, is cut in the winter of 1934. Ivan with other kobzars is executed in the environs of Kharkiv. Peter remains the only alive witness of that tragic event.
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