The Guide (film)
|Directed by||Oles Sanin|
Anton Sviatoslav Greene
|Music by||Alla Zahaikevych|
|Edited by||Denys Zakharov|
|Distributed by||B&H Film Distribution|
The Guide (Ukrainian: Поводир, Povodyr) is a 2014 Ukrainian drama film directed by Oles Sanin. It was selected as the Ukrainian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. There was some controversy over the selection of the film in Ukraine regarding the voting process. There is a special audiodescripted version for blind people.
Soviet Ukraine, 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.
- Stanislav Boklan as Ivan Kocherga
- Jeff Burrell as Michael Shamrock
- Anton Sviatoslav Greene as Peter Shamrock
- Oleksandr Kobzar as Comrade Vladimir
- Iryna Sanina as Orysia
- Jamala as Olga
Awards and nominations
|2014||Odessa International Film Festival||Best Actor||Stanislav Boklan||Won|
|Jury Prize for Cinematography||Sergiy Mykhalchuk||Won|
|Grand Prix||Oles Sanin||Nominated|
|2014||Warsaw International Film Festival||Grand Prix||Oles Sanin||Nominated|
- List of submissions to the 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Ukrainian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Persecuted bandurists
- Famine-33 (1991)
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