Ukrainian Noir Between Us to Premiere Exclusively on HBO Max and Cinemax in May 2024

• 27.02.2024

Between Us explores the intricate choices that unravel in the closest relationships, featuring protagonists Sasha and Anya, portrayed by Anastasia Pustovit and Irma Vitovska. Their compelling performances navigate life-altering decisions and unexpected turns that redefine their destinies.

The film paints a candid picture of divergent female destinies bound by an enigmatic secret, masterfully crafted by the minds behind the screenplay, Solomiya Tomaschuk and Yurii Dunaiev. Together, they delve into the complexities of family values, posing uncomfortable questions with rare authenticity.

Former strangers Sasha and Anya find themselves thrust into an unexpected alliance, challenging preconceived notions. The film invites audiences into a world where secrets become the threads that weave an unanticipated bond, blurring the lines between right and wrong.

Anastasia Pustovit and Irma Vitovska, renowned for their contributions to Ukrainian cinema, deliver performances that showcase new dimensions of their talent. Anastasia, known for her previous work in "When the Trees Fall" and "Early Swallows," steps into a compelling role as Sasha, a young woman entangled in tumultuous love affairs and haunted by a traumatic past. On the other hand, Irma Vitovska, recently acclaimed as the "Queen of Transformations" by the jury at the Warsaw film festival "Ukraina!," brings her stellar reputation from roles in "The Gateway", "My Thoughts Are Silent" and "Koza Nostra" to the character of Anya—a mature woman navigating complex familial challenges.
Between Us offers audiences an intimate perspective on these characters, while behind the scenes, Solomiya Tomaschuk and Yurii Dunaiev breathe life into Ukrainian noir, crafting a narrative that resonates authentically.

FILM.UA Distribution, at the helm of the film's distribution, has inked an exclusive deal with Warnr Bros.Discovery’s HBO for CEE for streaming on HBO Max and linear broadcasting on Cinemax. Commencing May 1, 2024, viewers in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Moldova (non-exclusive Romanian language), Albania, Bulgaria, and Adriatic countries can immerse themselves in the enthralling narrative of "Between Us." This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone, as Between Us becomes the second movie licensed to WBD/HBO CEE, following the success of Felix Austria, also known as Maid in Law.

Ragnhild Thorbech, SVP programming and acquisitions, HBO Max EMEA said: “WBD has a rich history of offering viewers the best in European content. It is built on a deep understanding that every country is different. Through HBO Max we deliver local content for our subscribers in Central and Eastern Europe, giving them the most compelling and relatable stories from their towns and cities. In Between Us, a Ukrainian production, is a fantastic addition to our platforms. It fits perfectly with the high-quality European films available on HBO Max and Cinemax in Central and Eastern Europe.”

Between Us has left an indelible mark on the festival circuit, earning acclaim at the Seoul International Women's Film Festival, Mykolaychuk OPEN Ukrainian Film Festival, and FILMFEST HAMBURG. The film's prowess garnered three prestigious awards at the New York International Women's Festival, recognizing excellence in production, art direction, and costumes.

Between Us transcends traditional cinematic boundaries, offering a profound exploration of human complexities. Its international premiere on HBO Max and Cinemax CEE in May 2024 promises to captivate audiences, inviting them into a world where choices and secrets collide.

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