“Pamfir” by Ukrainian Filmmaker Premiered at Cannes
On Oct. 12, the official trailer of Pamfir by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk was released. After the successful premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2022, “Pamfir” was selected for the programs of more than 40 festivals from 25 countries of the world.
“Western Ukraine, on the eve of a traditional carnival. Pamfir returns to his family after months of absence. Their love is so unconditional that when his only child starts a fire in the prayer house, Pamfir has no other choice but to reconnect with his troubled past to repair his son’s fault. He will be taken on a risky path with irreversible consequences,” reads the synopsis of the film.
The film is originally in Ukrainian language, created by the Ukrainian filmmaker Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk. The cast and crew are from Ukraine, France, Poland, Germany, Chile.
According to the Village Ukraine, Pamfir will be available for audiences in Canada, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Greece, Indonesia, Slovakia and the Baltic States. The Parisian company Indie Sales became the world distributor of the tape. Now Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk travels around the world with pre-release screenings of the film.
“After the successful premiere at Cannes, “Pamfir” was selected for the programs of more than 40 festivals from 25 countries of the world. Each screening of the film gathers a lot of people. So we’re looking forward to the worldwide movie release besides the festival premiere. And the release of the trailer is the first step in this direction.” – said Oleksandra Kostina, one of the film producers.
The film will be released in 2023 in Ukrainian cinemas, and the premiere is scheduled for Kyiv Critics’ Week in October.
Recently, “Pamfir” has received a special award at the “Molodist” FIlm Festival which took place in Hamburg.
Earlier we wrote about a Ukrainian teenager, who created a stop-motion short film “Black February” about the war. It became The Best Animated Film at Children KinoFest in 2022.