Cast SERGEY STRELNIKOV (OLEKSA DOVBUSH), OLEKSIY HNATHOVSKY (IVAN DOVBUSH), MATEUSZ KOSCIUKIEWICZ (PRZELUSKI), AGATA BUZEK (YABLONOWSKA), DARIA PLAVHTII (MARICHKA), JERZY SCHEJBAL (HETMAN POTOCKI
Set in the early 18th century, when foreign rule meant dark times for the Hutsuls of the Carpathians. The two Dovbush brothers become opryshkos – mountain outlaws. But the two brothers become enemies; one cares only about money, the other – Oleksa – fights for his people. The Carpathians are convulsed with a wave of uprisings. The aristocracy uses its military might to try to kill Dovbush and destroy his legend. But Dovbush outwits them. The desperate lords devise a devious plan and attack the invincible outlaw’s Achilles heel – his love for his childhood sweetheart, Marichka. Who will be the assassin to attack the Opryshko whose immense strength and bravery inspired folk tales? Will the lords’ treacherous plan destroy the hero before he can lead his people to freedom?
Born in 1967 in Limanowa. Film director, screenwriter, producer. For many years he worked for TVP where he made series “Conversations at the end of the Century”. His “Angel in Cracow” was awarded Golden Teeth of Camera Award at the PFFA in 2002.
Born in 1972 in Kamin-Kashyrskyi, Ukraine. Director, screenwriter, actor, cinematographer, producer, musician and sculptor. Graduate of Acting and Film Directing of the National University of Theatre, Film and TV in Kyiv. In 2000-2004, he worked for the Ukrainian section of Internews Network. He produced several dozen documentaries for Ukrainian and international TV stations, including TNT, Polish Polsat, Swiss PRO Helvetia. Directed a few documentary and feature short films. Two of his films, the debut “Mamay” (2003) and “The Guide” (2014), were official Ukrainian entries for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He plays traditional instruments (bandura, turban, hurdy-gurdy), which he used to make himself.
SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY as a director
2017 Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine, doc 2014 The Guide
2008 The Defector, doc
2005 The Seventh Day
Sunday 11/19/23 3:00 pm.
AMC NEWCITY 14
(1500 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago)
2023, 120 min, Ukraine
Ukrainian, Polish with English subtitles