85 minutes - Ukraine 2022
Category Full-length animation
Endless Ukrainian forests have long hidden many mysteries and mysteries. Unusual mythical creatures live here among the centuries-old trees, and among them are the Mohawk, the Soul and the newly-chosen Forest Shore. Her main vocation is to protect the Forest and its main treasure – the Source of Life – from any encroachment on humans.
Lukash is an ordinary country guy who loves music and puts all his talent into playing on a snot. Lukash dreams of becoming a musician and going to the city, but he is very afraid to play in the presence of other people and cannot overcome his fear. That is exactly what makes his music incredible: Mavka and Lukash meet and fall in love with each other.
Their union is almost impossible without it, but the obstacles are compounded when a greedy and almighty Kilina appears in the village. It promises people to rebuild an old sawmill not far from the Forest, which is only a cover for its true purpose – to get to the Source of Life.
Kylina knows that the key to him is Mavka, in whose heart love has already settled, making her vulnerable. In order to use Mawka, Kylina chooses Lucas and her peasants, whose souls are filled with anger and fear.
Director Taras Dron
May 7, 1901. Warsaw railway station in Saint Petersburg, Russia. A mutilated body is found on the rails. The deceased is identified as Oleksiy Alchevsky – a renowned banker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, one of the richest people of the Russian Empire’s South. A note, found on the body, attests that it was a suicide.
Rumors, that Alchevsky was killed, start spreading all over the empire. Realizing that this can potentially lead to a scandal, the St. Petersburg Police Department decides to investigate Alchevsky's death and entrusts the case to a young detective, Vasily Yanovsky. The investigator does not disclose to anyone, that his father was well acquainted with the deceased – so this is personal, and this is a matter of honor.
Vasily understands, that in order to solve this case, it is necessary to know everything about Alchevsky. He begins to dig and delve. Interrogating each suspect (wife, children, competitors) he makes a psychological profile of Alchevskiy, and it helps him to find answers to the main questions - was it suicide? And who has ruined Alchevsky's empire?