Pulse to be premiered at Molodist IFF

• 19.05.2021

Pulse sports drama will be screened on June 2 at Molodist International Film Festival in Kyiv.

It has been confirmed that the national premiere of Pulse feature (produced by KINOROB, which is a part of FILM.UA Group) will takeplace under the aegis of 50th anniversary Molodist IFF. The film has been included in out-of-competition program of Ukrainian premieres, and the event itself will be held in Oscar cinema (Gulliver mall, 1 Sportyvna square). The film will be introduced by its creative crew.   

For Pulsea drama based on a real story of Ukrainian athlete Oksana Boturchuk, this will be the first theatrical screening in Ukraine. On a side note, the start of the film’s wide national distribution is planned for July 22, 2021. 

We are very happy to have Pulse national premiere at a truly legendary and iconic festival that Molodist is. The long-awaited first screening for the Ukrainian viewers will finally happen, and we are very grateful to the festival’s program team that we’ll manage to do that at Molodist,” says Egor Olesov, film producer.  

Molodist IFF is the biggest film festival in Ukraine and a major specialized cinematic event in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. This year, the anniversary film festival will take place from May 29 until June 6. During the time of Ukrainian independence, the festival became a premiere venue for a whole range of Ukrainian features, including The Rule of the Fight; Hell’s Banner, or Cossack Christmas; The Forgotten; Lobanovsky Forever; We Are Here… We Are Close by Roman Balayan, and others.  

I am delighted that Pulse will be premiered at Molodist IFF. This is not just a well-made film by a young director Sergiy Chebotarenko but also a film talking to the audience about very important topics: the barrierlessness of our life when the inner strength of young athlete Oksana Boturchuk overcomes all obstacles to achieve her goal. I sincerely congratulate the authors of this film,” says Andriy Khalpakhchi, art director at Molodist IFF.  

Just a reminder: in the end of January 2021 Pulse sports drama had its world premiere at Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (Polson, USA). As a result, the film won two main rewards of this international festival, Best Film and Best Director (Sergiy Chebotarenko)Besides, the sports drama is in the program of two more international events,  Nice International Film Festival (May 31 – June 4, 2021) and Richmond International Film Festival (September 14-19, 2021).

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 Ukrainian athletes is Kyivstar, national mobile communications operator.*

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Ukrainian premiere: 2021

Genre: sports drama

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

Distributors: Kinomania and FILM.UA Distribution

Director: Sergiy Chebotarenko

Producer: Egor Olesov

Cameraman: Yuriy Korol

Screenwriters: Yaroslav Voytseshek, Maksym Chernysh  

Art director: Maria Ostrovska

Composer: Yevhen Filatov

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.