Producer · Fiction Feature
My motivation for my project “Kai“
From the moment I met Oleh Sentsov in 2012, when I was the director of the Odesa Film Festival, I considered him as one of the original voices in Ukrainian cinema. After Oleg’s imprisonment, I wanted him to catch up with the years lost due to Russian captivity as soon as possible. We had many ideas, but we wanted to make the film KAI next, right after RHINO. Despite all the circumstances in life, I really wish that our plans did not change significantly and that Oleh will be able to shoot this film as soon as possible. I was very inspired by Sentsov’s idea to redo the ending of the script. In my opinion, this is a good example of not speculating on the topic of war, but of adequately conveying the feeling of a catastrophe that happens to the main characters. It happens suddenly and illogically, as always in life. Due to this, the film acquires new qualities of sincerity.