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2021 / 120' / Ukraine

It’s a dramatic story of Ukrainian writers who were gathered under one roof in order to make them work for the sake of the system. This is a film about a communist paradise turning into a communist hell. The story is based on real events.


Screenings schedule:

20.07.2024 at 18:00, House of Cinema, 6 Saksaganskogo Street (Kyiv), Blue Hall




Taras Tomenko is a Ukrainian film director and screenwriter. He has been a member of the Ukrainian and European Film Academies since 2018. He was born on February 6, 1976, in Kyiv. He graduated from Kyiv State University of Theater, Film and Television. Karpenko Kary – Faculty of Film and Television Arts and Faculty of Philology, Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv. In 2004, he participated in the Berlinale Talents Campus.

The historical drama "The Slovo House. Unfinished Novel" was directed by Taras Tomenko, based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Lyubov Yakimchuk. The feature film is rooted in the documentary "The Slovo House," which premiered in 2017 in Kharkiv. The film project, which took over 10 years to complete, was one of the winners of the State Cinema competition. The world premiere of the film took place at the 37th Warsaw Film Festival in 2021, and the Ukrainian premiere was at the "Mykolaichuk OPEN" festival. The film was released in Ukrainian cinemas on May 9, 2024.

Selected filmography

  • Terykony (2022)

  • “Slovo” House. Unfinished Novel (2021)

  • "Slovo" House (2017)

  • Checkpoint Ukraine (2016)

  • Charged Earth (2015)


Producer: Oleg Shcherbyna, Julia Cherniavska

Screenwriter: Taras Tomenko, Lyubov Yakymchuk

DOP: Misha Lubarsky

Composer: Alla Zagaikevich

Cast: Dmytro Oliynyk, Viacheslav Dovzhenko, Nina Naboka, Maryna Koshkina, Yuriy Odinokiy, Andrii Mai, Julia Chepurko, Kostyantyn Temlyak, Gennadiy Popenko, Olga Pasichnyk, Eugene Lamakh, Roman Yasinovskiy, Stanislav Suknenko

Production: LLC Fresh Production UA


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