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 Serhii Stetsenko
music by Oleksii Maket
sound design by Andrii Rogachov
edited by Ivan Bannikov
produced by Igor Savychenko Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Volodymyr Tykhyy
cast Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Serhiy Zhadan, Mykhailo Brynyh, Mykhailo Slaboshpytskiy, Volodymyr Tykhyy, Andrii Kokotyuha, Iryna Vannikova, Yevgeniya Chupryna, Oleksandr Krasovytskyi, Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Dmytro Korchynskyi, Pavlo Volvach, Larysa Denysenko, Iren Rozdobudko, Svitlana Povalyaieva, Mykola Kniazhytskyi and others.
production manager

Tetyana Ivanyschenko

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