Chervoniy is a hero figure of the Ukrainian independence movement, who is to be honoured in several films telling his story. But the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, to which he is belonged, splits public opinion. How far can patriotism go today?
1947 in a soviet forced labour camp. The Ukrainian independence fighter Danylo Chervoniy is repeatedly detained and his reputation for escaping is notorious. Therefore, from the beginning he is on the wanted list, with which the commander’s office plays the different political and national groups against each other.
The director Zaza Buadze presents with CHERVONIY the first part of a film series based on the book of the same name by Andrey Kokotiukha. Both book and film deal with the events surrounding the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, a history under fierce debate. This is because the Army at times of the Second World War collaborated with the National Socialist Germany and took part in the systematic murdering of Jews and massacres of Poles. The hope was that the Nazis would support their own nationalistic ambitions. This is why the role of the Army is controversially discussed, also in Ukraine, which doesn’t prevent Buadze rolling out the patriotic banner in the film. NaF
DCP | Farbe/ Colour
Mykola Bereza, Oleh Shulga, Lyubov Tyshchenko, Oleksandr Mavrits, Volodymyr Shpudeiko, Ihor Koltovskoy, Oleh Stefan
Zaza Buadze - born in 1962 in Kutaissi, USSR (today Georgia). He graduated from the State University of Tbilisi in Persian Language and Literature. He then worked for several years as an assistant to the Deputy Georgian Minister of Finance before turning to film and becoming a director. He is also a scriptwriter, co-author of Veit Helmers ABSURDISTAN.
I BOH ZROBIV KROK U POROZHNECHU (2013, FFC 2014)
POZIVNIY „BANDERAS” (2018)