The team of Ukrainian drama «Pamfir» directed by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk announced the release of the film on Netflix. You will be able to watch the film on the streaming service from June 22
«Save the date to see Malanka and experience the authentic traditions of western Ukraine».
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The plot of «Pamfir» is about a decent family man, Pamfir, who returns home after several years working abroad. After controversial deeds in the past, the main character has to turn to crime again because of his son’s wrongdoing. The events take place during the Malanka carnival and are based on the biblical story about Abraham.
Filming took place in the Carpathians and Bukovyna in autumn 2020, and the main roles were played by Oleksandr Yatsentyuk, Solomiia Kyrylova («Leopolis Night»), Oleksandr Yarema («Numbers»), Rymma Zyubina («The Nest of the Turtledove») and locals. The film’s script, which was written by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk («Weightlifter»), was developed at the Cannes International Film Festival Cinéfondation Residence.
The film premiered at «Directors’ Fortnight» at the Cannes Film Festival where it received positive reviews from film critics. In Ukraine, the film was released on March 23 and grossed more than 11 million UAH after the fifth weekend.
Two more Ukrainian films will be released on Netflix in June: Antonio Lukich’s «Luxembourg, Luxembourg» and Maryna Er Gorbach’s «Klondike». The first film will be released on June 14 and the second film — on June 7.
«Pamfir» was released in Ukrainian cinemas on March 23, 2023. The film grossed 24 million UAH in its opening weekend at the box office, showing one of the best starts among Ukrainian dramas, and after seven weeks the film collected more than 11 million UAH.
Nikita Kuzmenko, cinematographer of «Pamfir», received an award for this work at the Raindance Film Festival in London. Read more about cinematography awards, the best films of 2022 and Carpathians without stereotypes in our interview with Nikita.