The movie “Red” has been watched at Ostroh Academy
September 07, 2018
For the Day of Ukrainian cinema, a screening of the movie “Red” was held at the Culture and Art Center of the National University of Ostroh Academy on September 6. It is a Ukrainian historical movie and the screen adaptation of the novel by Andrii Kokotiukha, a contemporary Ukrainian writer and fictionist. The movie appeared on the cinema screens on August 24, 2017.
It is about Danylo Chervonyi (Red) under the alias “Ostap”, a legendary hero and the soldier of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, who stirred up a rebellion in a concentration camp. While confronting the criminal world of the camp and stirring the rebellion, the main character goes through all the ordeals of Stalin’s concentration camps and tries to find all the possible ways to break free.
Another character of the movie is Hurov, a Soviet aviator from Chernihiv, who was put into the camp too. He is thought to be a deserter as his aircraft was shot down over enemy positions. Hurov considers Stalin a hero and believes that the military tribunal erred. Both characters are supposed to go through the inhuman conditions of the hard labor, persecution by ringleaders, villainy, betrayal, and despair.
The movie was shot in Kryvyi Rih, in one of the derelict mines. The soundtrack for the movie was written and recorded in Rome by Franco Eco.
“The main idea of the movie is to show everyone the Ukrainian’s strength, courage, and persistence. During the whole movie, our protagonist remittingly sought a way out of this unfortunate situation. While risking his health and life, he struggled for his freedom and that of his sworn brothers. The movie raises the issues of national spirit, craving for victory, and even yearning for a better life,” comments Serhii Dorosh, сultural event organizer of the Culture and Art Center of the NUOA.