Having changed the Ukrainian film distribution “The Cyborgs” starts travelling throughout the world
- 17 грудня 2017
A Ukrainian film “The Cyborgs” about the defenders of the Donetsk airport, gathered almost 8,2 million UAH or 302 000 USD for the first premiere week.
About 106,350 people have already watched the film.
“This film is now very relevant, and I’m glad that our audience have appreciated it so highly. I consider this result to be the appraisal of the Ukrainian State Film Agency’s work,” – the head of the Ukrainian State Film Agency Pylyp Illenko said.
“The Cyborgs” feature motion picture is a story about present-day heroes who create a new Ukraine. Despite the difference in origin and age, the defenders had one common goal to protect their native land from the aggressor. The picture tells the story of one combat alert mission within several weeks in September 2014.
After its success in Ukraine, the film is going to be screened abroad.
“We primarily shot this film for Ukrainian viewers as we are deeply concerned with this topic which is a part of our contemporary history. However, when shooting the film, we also realized that the world should see this film because the war is ongoing in Ukraine. The world should know and remember what is happening in Ukraine. Currently, the Baltic countries, Poland and Canada show interest in screening this film”, – producer of “The Cyborgs” Ivanna Dyadyura told during the press conference.
In addition, she said, an agreement is reached with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to screen the movie at the Ukrainian embassies in different parts of the world throughout the year.
Ivanna Dyadyura has also mentioned that more than half a million hryvnias from the box office earnings will be sent to assist the Ukrainian armed forces. In particular, five hryvnias per ticket will be spent on aid to the families of the Ukrainian soldiers who died in the battle for Donetsk airport.