Bachennya metelyka

Butterfly Vision

For months, Lilia was a prisoner of the Russians in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. Now the Ukrainian aerial reconnaissance specialist, code-named Butterfly, is finally being allowed to return home as part of a prisoner exchange. She’s celebrated as a hero, but doesn’t feel like celebrating herself; the trauma of captivity continues to torment her and surfaces in dreamlike ways. While she continues to fight for control of her own life, a new one is already growing inside her. This is a film that confronts all kinds of fanatical nationalism. (Filmfest München)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Bachennya metelyka (Butterfly Vision, 2022) - New Year with Family (2018, short) - Invisible (2017, short)
Competition Fiction · Crossing Europe VOD 2023
Maksym Nakonechnyi
Ukraine / Czech Republic / Croatia / Sweden 2022
107 minutes
Ukrainian / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Maksym Nakonechnyi, Iryna Tsilyk
Cinematography Khrystyna Lyzohub
Editing Ivor Ivezic, Alina Gorlova
Sound/Sounddesign Vasyl Yavtushenko
With Rita Burkovska, Liubomyr Valivots, Myroslava Vytrykhovska-Makar, Natalka Vorozhbyt
Producer(s) Yelizaveta Smith, Darya Bassel, Dagmar Sedlácková, Anita Juka, Mario Adamson, Sergio C. Ayala
Tabor, Masterfilm, 4Film, Sisyfos Film Production
World Sales
Wild Bunch
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2022

Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service
01.05. - 31.05.2023, online