Big Picnic

  • Genre: comedy
  • Type: theatrical feature film
  • Year: 2022
  • Status: completed
  • Production: FILM.UA Group, TV channel "Ukraine"
  • Running time: 90 minutes

The comedy plot unfolds around two totally different families: the Dragomanov working in culture and the Nalyvaychenko who are local businessmen. On a spring weekend they decide to go for a traditional open-air barbecue and by virtue of destiny arrive at the same clearing each family considers “theirs”. A quarrel starts between them, quickly transforming into a grotesque war for a barbecue spot. Unexpectedly, a third claimant for the territory arrives; this is a bribetaker on the run who hid his money in this same clearing and takes the youngest children from both families hostage, demanding to give back the money that disappeared from the hideout.
Tricks, frameups and oppositions, adventures, unexpected guests and crazy money, different views not only on barbecue marinade recipes but also on the “right ways to live”. This is a story telling us that no matter how different we are and how much we quarrel, we are always a united powerful force in the face of a common threat.