“Cherkassy” sweeping the country – how was the premiere in Kiev and why the drama is worthy of your attention

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

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From February 27 in Ukraine starts running military drama “Cherkassy” film is an important and difficult to view. And here’s why. The authors of the film will bring the audience six years ago – at a time when there was the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Then every Ukrainian there was faced with a choice: to side with the enemy or to remain faithful to the country (“warrior of light” as sung in the film). And, alas, the latter was not so much.

The drama tells the story of the eponymous sea trawler, which during the annexation of Crimea in early 2014 have been blocked by Russian ships in the lake Donuzlav. “Cherkasy” was the last Ukrainian ship that resisted and did not let down the national flag.

Now the film “Cherkassy” sweeping the country. In Kiev in the cinema “Kievan Rus” have already premiered with the participation of the crew and the guests of honor.

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"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

Yuri Fedash – the commander of the ship “Cherkasy”

The presentation was attended by Yuri Fedash – U311 commander “Cherkasy”, which became a consultant for the film. This is a man with “iron eggs” is talking about him in the film “green men” because he is the only one of the commanders, who are not broken and surrendered to the enemy.

“I do not believe that I and my crew are the heroes, admitted Fedash. – We were just trying to do a job that should be done every soldier. We tried to get out of this situation, most people, military serve and not to change the oath. A desperate situation is not a reason to surrender to the enemy or to go on some concessions. You need to protect the interests of the state by all means and methods as possible. Ukrainian cinema it can help, if it is to make more films about the military.”

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

Actor Roman Semisal

The role of the jury Fedala went to the Roman Semisal (“Cyborgs”). Played it very convincingly. Perhaps this was influenced by the fact that the actor fought in the ATO, so the events of the film are close to him.

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

Roman Semisal and Yuri Fedash

Among the guests of the premiere were present the cast and crew: directed by Timur Yaschenko, producers March LOTIS and Irina Klimenko, actors Dmitry Sova, Eugene Lam, Oleg Shcherbina, Ruslan Koval, Eugene Avdeenko, Michael Voskoboynik, Alexander lapty, Vadim Lyalko, Oles Katsion and Vadim Zapisochny.

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

The Director of the film Timur Yashchenko admitted that he hails from Cherkasy, and it played an important role in the film took place.

“It was like a hook that caught in my brain. And when I saw a video with a ship “Olshansky”, where the children sang the “Warriors of light” and the video was signed that it “Cherkassy”… we are all inner vectors have converged. In addition to the resistance and heroism of this trawler, I was very interested to reveal to the viewer the world of the naval forces of Ukraine. I want to dedicate this film to Ukraine over a chosen independent path,” he said.

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

Timur Yaschenko

For the Director’s debut. But he gathered around him talented and experienced professionals. In addition, the film was made with the support of and in cooperation with the naval forces of Ukraine and General staff of the armed forces.

Thanks to the performance of the Honoured academic song and dance Ensemble of the Armed forces of Ukraine guests of the premiere of the heard part of the soundtrack to the film – songs “Black Mountain” and “Warriors of Light”.

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

On the stage sang along with the actors from the film. Then the guests moved to the hall for viewing. Upon completion of this presentation, the team thanked the audience, and each shared his emotions with the audience.

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

The premiere of the drama “Cherkasy” in Kiev

Why is this movie worth seeing? Because it is our history, our heroes and an example for the next generation. The film is realistic. You’ll find the answers to what really happened in the Ukrainian Navy at the time and why many decided to betray their own country.

While watching a film at the cinema it was sometimes hard to hear what the characters say. It’s a bit confusing and did not give a detailed understanding of the plot. But exactly the sound problems didn’t spoil the overall impression of the drama. Each frame was a tension. “Cherkasy,” a Ukrainian film that is worth your attention.

"Черкассы" шагают по стране - как прошла премьера в Киеве и почему драма достойна вашего внимания

Frame from the movie “Cherkasy”

As remove anaksunamun in Crimea was not possible, the scenes were shot in Odessa. The tug “koretz” became the prototype of the sea trawler “Cherkasy”.

The total budget of the film amounted to about 40 million hryvnias (from them – about 17.3 million from the state).

We will remind, it was reported that the drama “Cherkassy” inspired Evgeny Terekhov revelations about the annexation of Crimea.

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