The First Company


The Ukrainian Revolution (2013-2014) and the war with Russia at Donbas are close. Emotional cinema lenses through the history of the First company of Maidan, which won the inner enemy and advanced to the front fight with the external enemy. Immersion to the epicenter of hot events, frank artistic and civilian view of human relationships on the background of violent social upheaval. Immutable human stories, the collision of charismatic characters, challenges and solutions on the verge of life and death, the search for interaction, the first steps towards the formation of civil society unfold before the spectator. All this is summed up by an understanding of the way passed and an optimistic view of the Ukrainian future. The film is woven as human memory, in which the past is filled with selective events of personal experiences. At the same time, it seeks to comprehend the latest Ukrainian time and events in the projection of the history of mankind.

Director: Iaroslav Pilunskiy, Yuriy Gruzinov, Yulia Shashkova | DoP: Iaroslav Pilunskiy, Yuri Gruzinov

Sound Director: Vasyl Yavtushenko | Editor: Yuriy Gruzinov, Yaroslav Nimyi | Producer: Anna Kapustina