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Directory Films was conceived in 2012 to express our creative talents and focus our efforts on the development of Ukrainian Cinema. Our team is seeking original projects with a strong message that would inspire audiences to believe that words can change the world. Whilst we may be seen as idealists we remain grounded in reality which is why most of our films were successful at festivals and reached their audiences in the cinema and on television. The company is known for powerful debuts, such as WHEN THE TREES FALL by Marysia Nikitiuk or THE FORGOTTEN by Daria Onyschenko. As well as for films by well-established authors, such as BRAMA/THE GATEWAY and LETHAL KITTENS by Volodymyr Tykhyy. All these films are co-productions, where our company acted as a delegate producer. Nevertheless, we were pleased to act as minor co-producers, as in the case of THE PAINTED BIRD by Vaclav Marhoul, PRINCESS by Peter Luisi, and VOICES FROM CHORNOBYL by Paul Cruchten. All these films premiered at A-class festivals or were successful at the box office.




Format:          Feature film

Genre:            Drama, Thriller, War

Director:         Václav Marhoul

Screenplay:    Jerzy Kosinski (based on the novel), Václav Marhoul, and Tom Abrams

Cast:               Petr Kotlár, Nina Sunevic, Alla Sokolova

A young Jewish boy somewhere in Eastern Europe seeks refuge during World War II where he encounters many different characters.

Camerimage winner of Bronze Frog, FIPRESCI Prize, and nominated for Golden Frog

Chicago International Film Festival winner of Silver Hugo for Best Cinematography

Czech Lions winner of Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Editing, and more

FEST International Film Festival winner of Best Director

Miami Jewish Film Festival winner of the Critics Prize

Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Awards winner of Best Foreign Film

Venice Film Festival winner of UNICEF Award and Venezia Classici Award


Format:           Feature Film

Genre:             Drama, Romance, War
Director:         Daria Onyshchenko
Screenplay:    Claudia Lehmann, Daria Onyshchenko
Cast:               Maryna Koshkina, Vasiliy Kukharskiy, Danylo Kamenskyi

A Ukrainian language schoolteacher and a rebellious teenage student, both from the eastern city of Luhansk, fall for each other during the tumultuous time of the city's occupation by pro-Russian separatists.

Avanca Film Festival winner for Best Actor, Special Mention - Feature Film, and Special Mention Don Quixote Award

Ukrainian Film Academy Awards winner for 'Fight for Right' Award and Golden Dziga

Warsaw International Film Festival winner for Special Mention Competition 1-2 Award and nominee for Best Film


Format:          Feature film

Genre:            Drama

Director:       Marysia Nikitiuk

Screenplay:   Marysia Nikitiuk

Cast:               Anastasiya Pustovit, Sofia Halaimova, Maksym Samchyk

The story of a five-year-old little rebellious girl Vitka with her teenage cousin Larysa and her boyfriend, the young criminal Scar unfolds in a Ukrainian provincial setting. Larysa finds herself at a crossroads after the death of her father. Yearning to be self made, the village community ostracizes her for loving Scar. Larysa discovers her grandmother once sacrificed her love for a young gypsy abandoning him for traditional values and other people's opinions. Larysa's mother is too psychologically weak to support her daughter. Larysa and Scar plan to escape from a life of crime, misery and their relatives. But are they ready to pay the full price for freedom?

International Film Festival of India winner of Best Actor and Actress

Odesa International Film Festival winner of Best Acting

Ukrainian Film Academy Awards winner of Best Editing

Ukrainian Film Critics Awards winner of Discovery of the Year


Format:           Feature Film

Genre:             Drama

Director:         Taras Dron

Screenplay:     Taras Dron, Igor Savychenko, Jakub Prysak

Cast:                Anastasiya Pustovit, Sofia Halaimova, Maksym Samchyk

A tragedy occurs in a small town. A young girl disappears right during the graduation party. Victoria, the girl's mother, starts searching, but there is a suspicion that the girl was involved in the illegal distribution of drugs.


Format:           Feature Film

Genre:             War, drama

Director:         Marysia Nikitiuk

Screenplay:    Marysia Nikitiuk, Igor Savychenko

Nastya (12) and Viktor (38) escaped from the territories occupied by Russia. His family was killed by Russian soldiers, and Nastya's mother disappeared. Viktor saves Nastya and they pretend to be a family and get social housing in a city near Kyiv. Nastya starts going to summer school, where due to uncontrolled aggression, she meets Maya (35) a Bosnian psychologist from UNICEF, who went through the Balkan war in occupied Sarajevo, and sees herself in Nastya.


Format:          Feature Film

Genre:           Drama, Comedy, Romance 

Director:       Oleksandra Brovchenko

Screenplay:  Olena Kvasnii, Taras Antypovych, Oleksandra Brovchenko, Igor Savychenko

Max Shephard, while being autistic, works as a psychologist in a private clinic. The stepfather works with him. Max accidentally realized that he is not only the doctor in the clinic, but also a patient. It’s humiliating, he struggles, but suddenly stepfather dies. After stepfather’s death, Max loses any support. He starts to learn how to live like he never knew. He hides from the world which fell upon him with accusations on his “diagnosis”. Only Max’s patient, Anna, will become his salvation and love.

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