The Guide

The Guide
  • Genre: costume drama
  • Type: theatrical feature film
  • Year: ...-2014
  • Slogan: -
  • Status: completed
  • Production: PRONTO FILM
  • Running time: 122 min

Soviet Ukraine, the 1930s. American engineer Michael Shamrock arrives in Kharkiv with his ten-year-old son, Peter to help "build socialism". He falls in love with an actress Olga who has another admirer, Commissar Vladimir. Under tragic circumstances, the American is killed and his son is saved from his pursuers by a blind bard (kobzar). With no other chance to survive in a foreign land, the boy becomes his guide.

Director: Oles Sanin
Producer: Maxim Asadchiy, Igor Savychenko, Oles Sanin
Director of photography: Serhiy Mykhalchuk
Scriptwriter: Oles Sanin, Alexander Irvanets, Irene Rozdobudko
Cast:

Stanislav Boklan, Jeff Burrell, Anton Sviatoslav Greene, Oleksandr Kobzar, Jamala, Iryna Sanina

Аwards:

2014 - Warsaw International Film Festival - Grand Prix - nominated
2014 - Warsaw International Film Festival - audience prize - 6th place
2014 - Odessa International Film Festival - Best Actor - Stanislav Boklan - won
2014 - Odessa International Film Festival - Jury Prize for Cinematography - won
2014 - Odessa International Film Festival - Grand Prix - nominated
2015 - Universe Multicultural Film Festival (USA) - Grand Prix best film - won
2015 - Universe Multicultural Film Festival (USA) - Grand Prix best actor - Stanislav Boklan - won