The Guideis a 2014 Ukrainianemotionally patriotic film set in the 1930s but reflecting more contemporary concerns. The film built around the story of a boy who witnesses the murder of his American engineer father and the Ukrainian blind minstrel – kobzar, a man who learned him to survive in a world of pains and troubles
because of the Ukrainian rural population suppression and starvation in the eastern part of the country. The film tells about the role of kobzars in Ukrainian society who created the information transfer means allowing spread the true information about the situation in the country. The film is inspired by real life events.
Development of the film began in 2007, when its director Oles Sanin for the first time officially declared his intentions to work with this issue and wrote the first 20 pages of the screenplay. The film team elaborated all the necessary technology that was not yet available to recreate the actual events and to achieve the appropriate vision of the film.
Film premiere took place on November 12, 2014 in Ukraine. In 2014 the film got a worldwide run with a positive feedback. It has been screened in the ATO zone too.
During the afterparty the Ukrainian audience and the event’s guest shared the impressions of the film with its creator Oles Sanin.