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FOR THE VICTORY!

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

fiction feature film


For the Victory! – synopsis


Roman is a fifty-year-old film director. He is well aware that in the near future he will not have the opportunity to engage in the profession that made his life meaningful, but the war is a historic chance to win true independence, create a nation and defeat evil once and for all. He looks for opportunities to be useful and take up arms, but with that come complications.


The situation is also worsened by the absence of his wife and daughter, who left the country at the beginning of the war and have been living in Vienna for a year. His wife is studying German and has already found a job. His daughter goes to college. There are already talks about whether it makes sense to return to Ukraine after the war. These conversations aggrieve Roman.


Besides that, Roman has an edgy relationship with his son, an eighteen-year-old ex-student of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, who is only interested in computer games and seemingly doesn’t want to grow up. Roman does everything to get close to his son and help him go through the painful rite of initiation into adulthood.


Roman’s father is eighty. He needs more attention and care. The main character is clearly aware of this. He tries to satisfy all the whims of his father, and this gives him a valuable existential experience.


The character suffers the most from the fact that all the stories he planned to shoot, with the beginning of the war, lost their relevance. And he has not yet found a new hero and a new story. Because the reality is so cruel, hurtful, and full of powerful stories it paralyzes Roman's creative essence. What kind of films will be relevant after the end of the war? This is the main question, and Roman is looking for an answer.


Despite all the difficulties, Roman’s friends, unemployed filmmakers, always support him. They are united by a sense of confusion and uselessness in these challenging times. They try to get used to new circumstances in order to be helpful and provide for themselves and their families.

And when they get together, their only toast is “For the victory”!


The finale answers some questions, but certainly not all.

 

PROJECT TEAM

VALENTYN VASYANOVYCH, scriptwriter

A film director, cinematographer, and producer.


1990-1995 – Karpenko-Kary National University of Theatre, Film, and TV. Faculty of Film, Department of Cinematography.


1995-2000 – Karpenko-Kary National University of Theatre, Film, and TV. Faculty of Film, Department of Documentary Film.


2007 – Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Poland.


2001 – Old People, documentary feature film. Director.

2004 – Against the Sun, documentary short film. Director.

2011 – Business as Usual, feature film. Director, producer.

2013 – Kredens, feature film. Director, producer.

2014 – Crepuscule, documentary feature film.

2014 – The Tribe, feature film. Producer, cinematographer.

2016 – Black Level, feature film. Director, cinematographer, producer.

2019 – Atlantis, feature film. Director, cinematographer, producer.

2021 – Reflection, feature film. Director, cinematographer, producer.


IYA MYSLITSKA, producer

1990-1995 – Kyiv National Linguistic University. Germanic and Romanic Philology and Literature.


2011 – Business as Usual, feature film.

2013 – Kredens, feature film.

2014 – Crepuscule, documentary feature film.

2014 – The Tribe, feature film.

2016 – Black Level, feature film.

2019 – Atlantis, feature film.

2021 – Reflection, feature film.



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