Director Stanislav Kapralov and producer Sergey Lavrenyuk began work on the neo-noir mystical thriller in March 2017. Filming took place in Kyiv, Lvov, New York and some cities in Poland.
In the story, New York detective Arthur receives a strange message with an air ticket from his university professor from Ukraine, whom he has not seen for many years. The man is trying to figure out what happened and learns about the alleged suicide of the professor and the hunt for his daughter Lesya. Artur flies to Kyiv to conduct his own investigation and save the own child of a teacher who played an important role in his life. “Vitaemo, damn it, in Ukraine” is one of Arthur’s phrases in the film, which quite accurately describes all the adventures that the main characters will have to face.
Omri Rose (“Justice League”), Elena Lavreniuk (“Dzidzio Double Bass”, “Coffee with Cardamom”), Valeria Karaman (“The Lighthouse”) and Andrzej Zelinsky (TV series “Vataga”, produced by HBO and the film “The Pianist”) played in the film Roman Polanski). In addition, the audience will see the star of Polish cinema – Daniel Olbrychski, a favorite actor of the world-famous directors Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and Jerzy Hoffman.
Omri Rose is also credited as the screenwriter, along with Lubomir Levitsky, who planned to take on the role of director at the start of production, and Sergei Kastornykh.
The film was co-produced by Solar Media Entertainment (Ukraine), Bow And Axe (Poland), FishCorb Films (USA) with the support of the State Film Agency of Ukraine and the Polish Film Institute. The total cost of film production is UAH 66 million, of which Ukrainian state support is UAH 22 million.
“Egregor” will be released in Ukrainian cinemas on April 20, 2023.
At the end of the trailer, it is noted that the tape is dedicated to the memory of actor Pavel Li and Alexander Suvorov, the director of pyrotechnic stunts who worked with the team of the film “Egregor”. Both died last year defending Ukraine.
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