The Ukrainian Director of Crimean Tatar origin Akhtem Seitablayev started the discussion on the plot for the shooting of the film about the legendary raid of the units of the 95th separate airmobile brigade in the summer of 2014 in Donbas.
This was announced by the filmmaker himself to "UKRINFORM".
According to Akhtem Seitablayev, the movie will be based on real events, for this purpose the memories of participants of the raid and documentary evidences are being collected.
"I thought that I would no longer make films on the topic of current war. But we talked for a long time and agreed to the fact that we can avoid making this movie. After all, this is a truly legendary story, which, as far as I know, has no analogues in military history: 1500 km in the rear of the enemy in order to save their fighters, their people. Life itself has written such a story - a story of victory, courage and dignity. Well, how could I not make a movie about this story?!"he said.
The filmmaker also noted that the movie would not be a "action movie", there would be "human stories" in it, too. Seitablayev emphasizes that the genre has already been defined – the movie about the raid of Ukrainian heroes will be a military drama.
"We are working to find the core around which we will build the story. It will be necessary to meet with the soldiers of the 95th brigade, the commander of the assault troops Mykhailo Zabrodskyi, many other people. We want to make a movie based on real memories of real people. But all this needs to be formalized in drama, it should have all the elemants of dramatic architectonics with its beginning, introduction, development, culmination and, in fact, with the denouement," Seitablaev noted.
It is known that the documentary was already filmed about those events. Watch it now.
According to "Apostrophe", the movie "Cyborgs" by Akhtem Seitablayev was nominated for Oscar from Ukraine in 2018.