“Shchedryk” is a historical drama that takes place in Ivano-Frankivsk during the Second World War, where three families – Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish – share a large house in the city of Stanislaviv.
The families must band together to survive when their peaceful and neighbourly existence is shattered by the occupation. The famous Carol of the Bells adapted from a popular and beloved Ukrainian folk melody that turned 100-years-old in 2022, becomes a symbol of goodness and light for families and keeps the Christmas spirit alive even in the hardest times.
A Ukrainian-Polish historical drama
Original Language Title: Shchedryk
Director: Olesya Morgunets-Isaenko
Principal Cast: Yana Koroliova, Andriy Mostrenko, Polina Gromova, Miroslaw Haniszewski, Joanna Opozda, Oksana Mukha
Country: Poland, Ukraine
Running Time: 125 min.
Language: Polish, Ukrainian
English subtitles: Yes
Screened in Ireland by the charity The Association of Ukrainians in Republic of Ireland (AURI), RCN no: 20070489.
All raised funds will be used for the purchase of power generators that are urgently needed in Ukraine, which suffers from Russian aggression.