Pulse sports drama to be released in Ukrainian cinemas in early April

• 15.02.2021

It has become known that on April 8, 2021 the long-awaited screenings of Pulse will start in Ukrainian cinemas.  

The wide theatrical release of Pulse sports drama is scheduled to start on April 8, 2021. The film will be available in most Ukrainian cinemas. Besides, screenings of special inclusive version of the film are also planned, with more details to be provided later.  

Pulse feature is based on a real story of Ukrainian track and field athlete and Paralympics champion of 2008 Oksana Boturchuk. The movie was produced by KINOROB (part of FILM.UA Group) with the support of Ukrainian Ministry of Culture, and the distribution was supposed to start on March 19, 2020. However, due to nationwide lockdown introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Pulse drama release was postponed and will instead take place this spring.   

WewerelookingforwardtothetimewhenthisincrediblestoryabouttheUkrainianchampioncouldfinallybereleasedincinemas.Pulse was filmed in pre-COVID times and therefore designed for big screens. I have a feeling that such motivating and inspiring films about real personalities are something our society really needs. And I believe that we won’t disappoint the audience!” says Egor Olesov, film producer.  

Sergiy Chebotarenko, filmdirector:This is story about struggle, willpower and achievement of incredible heights. It is especially important to me that the film is based on a real biography of our athlete Oksana Boturchuk. I am pleased to report that recently at an American film festival Pulse participated in the audience rated it highly, and the awards we received only confirm that. I am also delighted that Pulse will finally be available to the Ukrainian audience.”  

Just a reminder: in the end of January 2021 global premiere of Pulsesports drama took place at Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (Polson, USA). As a result, the film obtained two main awards of this international festival, Best Film and Best Director. 

You can watch the official trailer to the film here.

The film is distributed on the territory of Ukraine by Kinomania and FILM.UA Distribution, the latter also responsible for international sales.

The official partner of the first Ukrainian feature about the life of athletes is Kyivstar, national mobile communications operator.*

You can follow the project news on its official pages in  Facebook and Instagram.

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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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