FILM.UA Is Bringing Out Two of Its Heavy Hitters to Cannes for This Year’s MIPCOM

• 11.10.2021

Ukrainian blockbusters The Sniffer and Love In Chains will be among the projects present at the world’s biggest content market

Despite the recent pandemic-related changes to the program of the event, with some of the majors moving their presentations online, FILM.UA Group is determined to bring some of its hottest properties to Cannes. Most notably, a hit period drama Love In Chains, and The Sniffer – an internationally acclaimed detective series that aired in many countries worldwide to date.

The former is a drama about the trials and tribulations of a slave girl Kateryna raised as a noblewoman and caught in between two worlds. Love In Chains has its highly anticipated season 3 coming out this November, all while season 4 is moving into production. Both of the upcoming seasons are now co-produced with Polish TVP, following its sensational success on Polish TV in 2019. 

There, the series has become the top show with a 4+ audience, breaking into a record 3 million viewers on the first season finale and reaching well over 20% share. Both seasons ended up airing back to back, with an immediate rerun and left its dedicated fan following to crave for more. After launching all around Eastern Europe, in Spain, Japan, and South Korea, the series is finally coming back with a new season this autumn. 

As for The Sniffer, a show about a detective with an unusually keen sense of smell portrayed by charismatic Kirill Käro, it has recently become the first big Eastern European show on SKY KRIMI in Germany. Film.UA distribution’s Evgeniy Drachov and SKY Germany’s Carolin Schoenhaar both have expressed excitement in bringing top-quality Ukrainian drama to the large Germanophone audience. With four seasons out and the fifth season of the Sniffer confirmed in development, further news about the project is likely to come out from Cannes.

“We are looking forward to this year’s MIPCOM, – said Evgeniy Drachov, International Sales Manager at FILM.UA Distribution. – Our industry is especially important in challenging times like these – we bring joy and respite to millions of viewers worldwide. That’s why it’s both a pride and a pleasure to introduce some of our best projects to the global professional audiences in Cannes.”