Scene from the film The Film of Kyiv. Episode One
Scene from the film The Film of Kyiv. Episode One

The Film of Kyiv. Episode One

  • Ukraine

This is an observational documentary focused on one of the biggest unfinished bridge projects in the world - Podilsky Bridge in the centre of Kyiv. Its construction started nearly 25 years ago, but was halted in the late 2000s due to lack of investment and overwhelming corruption. The locals have adapted the unfinished bridge to their own needs - from sports and leisure to risky parcour-style attempts at getting from one river bank to another. In the meantime, Kyiv’s mayor Vitaliy Klitschko is trying to figure out a way to complete the unfortunate project - with a little help from German politicians...


  • Original title
    The Film of Kyiv. Episode One
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Max Savchenko
  • Editing
    Mykola Bazarkin, Oleksiy Radynski
  • Sound
    Andriy Borysenko
  • Duration
    8 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
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