by Yuliia Shashkova
2020 / Ukraine / 80`
Documentary / Drama / Bio

A documentary feature film about Oles Uljanenko, an author and cult figure of Ukrainian post-Soviet culture. His works were banned by Ukrainian authorities having judged them as pornographic and should be destroyed. The Russian Orthodox Church placed anathema on him for his anti-clerical novel “The Sign of the Savior.” Uljanenko sued the government in an effort to defend his creative freedom. Suspicious circumstances led to his death at the age of 47. His works have been translated into English, Czech and German.

directed by Yuliia Shashkova
written by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
director of photography Serhiy Stetsenko
music by Mykyta Moiseyev
edited by Ihor Kosenko
produced by Igor Savychenko Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Volodymyr Tykhyy
cast Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Serhii Zhadan, Andrei Kurkov, Volodymyr Tykhyy, Iryna Vannikova, Serhii Proskurnya, Mykola Kniazhytsky
sound design by Andrii Rogachov
production manager

Tetyana Ivanyschenko

production companies Directory Films
supported by Ukrainian State Film Agency
sales agent Directory Films