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Odessa Film Studio movie will participate to the national selection for the Oscar


Film of the Odessa Film Studio “Why I’m Alive” became a participant in the national selection for the Oscar of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the category “International Feature Film” from Ukraine.


The Ukrainian Oscar Committee has announced the participants of the national selection for the Oscar of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the category “International Feature Film” from Ukraine.

This year 5 films will take part in the national selection. All of them were created with state support:

“Reflection”, dir. Valentin Vasyanovich (Ukraine)

Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy is captured by the Russian military forces in the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine, and while in captivity, he is exposed to horrifying scenes of humiliation, violence and indifference towards human life. After his release, he returns to his comfortable middle-class apartment and tries to find a purpose in life by rebuilding his relationship with his daughter and ex-wife. He learns how to be a human being again, be a father and help his daughter, who needs his love and support.

Stop-Zemlia, dir. Kateryna Hornostay (Ukraine)

16-year-old Masha studies in an ordinary Kyiv school in the 11 class. Her close friends Yana and Senya help her not to feel strange and detached in the team, experiencing busy school life in her own way. In addition to future exams, Masha is forced to fall out of her comfort zone by falling in love with her classmate Sasha. She understands that if you do not dare to ask – you will never know if it is mutual.

Rhino, dir. Oleg Sentsov (Ukraine, Poland, Germany)

The history of the film is based on actual events of the 90s in Ukraine. The protagonist, nicknamed the Rhinoceros, enters the criminal world and begins his bloody path, which will lead him not where he expected.

Bad Roads, dir. Natalka Vorozhbyt (Ukraine)

The film’s events, which consist of four short stories, take place on the roads of Eastern Ukraine during 2015. Four broken roads, four types of relationships, issues of love, trust, betrayal, hatred and violation of personal borders against the background of a breach of state borders.

Why I’m Alive, dir. Villen Novak (Ukraine, Georgia)

Mariupol. Pre-war life in a small Ukrainian town on the shores of the Sea of ​​Azov, with a good family life, quarrelsome neighbors, an amateur opera, with denunciations in the “NKVD” and a dance floor in the city garden, with persecution for religion and, of course, with love.

On September 24, a meeting of the Oscar Committee of Ukraine to select the film candidate for the Oscar in the category of “International Feature Film” from Ukraine will take place. Details of the press conference will be announced later.