Pulse, Ukrainian sports drama, will be the opening film at FLIC in Polson (Montana, USA)!

• 29.12.2020

The global premiere of the film will take place at Flathead Lake International Cinemafest on January 29.

Pulse sports biopic based on a real story of Ukrainian champion Oksana Boturchuk will become an opening film at Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) in Polson, USA. This will also become the global premiere of the film. The screening will take place on January 29. Besides, the film will be screened for the second time on January 31, at the event closing.  

The movie is also a festival nominee in four categories at once: Best Film, Best Director (Sergiy Chebotarenko), Best Actress (Natalia Babenko) and Best Actor (Stanislav Boklan).  

The festival will take place on January 29-31 both offline and online. All events will be held live; however, for those who prefer virtual format the films will be available for viewing on special website after the end of all screenings.  

The sports drama will be presented at the festival by director Sergiy Chebotarenko. After this screening, he will also hold a Q&A session with the audience.  

The premiere screening of Pulse at an American festival has always been my dream, and I am delighted that it has come true. I am very grateful to the organizers for four nominations, especially for Best Film and Best Director, and for choosing our film to open the event. It is a great honor for me to personally conduct a Q&A session with the audience,” says Sergiy Chebotarenko.  

Film producer Egor Olesov adds, “We are extremely proud that Pulse has become the opening film of the festival. This means that we won’t only fight in four nominations but also will be the first to show our film to the public.”  

Just a reminder: the film premiere was planned for March 19, 2020; however, due to COVID-19 pandemic it was postponed to 2021. 

The producer of Pulse feature is KINOROB, with the support of Ukrainian Ministry of Culture. The official partner of the first Ukrainian feature about the life of athletes is Kyivstar, national mobile communications operator.*

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Ukrainian premiere: March 19, 2020

Genre: sports drama

Production: KINOROB (Battle for Sevastopol, The Stronghold, The Rising Hawk, Mr Jones)

Distributors: MMD UA and FILM.UA Distribution

Director: Sergiy Chebotarenko

Producer: Egor Olesov

Cameraman: Yuriy Korol

Screenwriters: Yaroslav Voytseshek, Maksym Chernysh 

Art director: Maria Ostrovska

Costume designer: Ruslan Khvastov

Makeup artist: Alla Leonova

Cast: Natalia Babenko (Oksana), Stanislav Boklan (coach), Viktoria Levhchenko (Olena, Oksana’s sister), Natalya Dolya (mother), Oleksandr Kobzar (father), Lilia Rebryk (coach Iryna, Akhtem Seitablayev (doctor), Roman Yasinovsky (Dmytro), Maksym Samchyk (Maks), Sergiy Luzanovsky (Sergiy), Darya Barikhashvili (Hanna), and others. 

Synopsis: A young Ukrainian track and field athlete lives in a small town and has a big dream – to make it to the Olympic Games. Her sports career is only starting but she demonstrates good results. However, due to a terrible car accident the girl suffers grave injuries and almost loses her eyesight.  It seems that now Oksana has lost all chances not just to make it to the coveted Olympic Games but also to live a normal life. However, the girl is not going to give up and plans to prove that there are no obstacles on the way to a real dream. 

**Information about the company:

Kyivstar is a Ukrainian telecommunications operator providing communications and data transfer services using a wide range of mobile and fixed technologies, including 3G and 4G. The operator has 26.2 million subscribers. According to Ookla research in the second and third quarter of 2019. the average speed of mobile data transfer on devices with 4G support in Kyivstar network is the highest in Ukraine.

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