Vyacheslav Kryshtofovych

Academician of the NAA of Ukraine


Vyacheslav Kryshtofovych

    born in 1947

Film Director, Screenwriter

    Academician of the NAA of Ukraine (2017)

    Laureate of the Oleksandr Dovzhenko State Prize of Ukraine (2022)

    Honoured Art Figure of Ukraine (2000)

    Member of the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine

Vyacheslav Kryshtofovych is a stage director at the Dovzhenko National Film Studio. He has created more than 20 feature films for cinema and television. Among them: Before the Exam (1977), The Trifles of Life (1980), Two Hussars (1983), Volodya the Big, Volodya the Little (1985), A Single Woman Seeks to Meet (1986), Self-Portrait of an Unknown (1988), Adam's Rib (1990), and The Friend of the Dead (1997). The films demonstrated the sophistication of the author's cinematic research of existential concerns, the drama of human loneliness, and showed that the director is able and willing to work with contemporary material. V. Kryshtofovych is an "actor's" director. He knows how to see and reveal the brightest facets of a performer's talent.
Among his TV films: Under the Roofs of the Big City (2002, 8 episodes), The Right to Be Protected (2003, 12 episodes), I Love You (2004, 10 episodes), Circumstantial Evidence (2005, 8 episodes), A Phantom House for Dowry (2006, 5 episodes), A Bag with a Bright Future (2006, 5 episodes), Secrets of the Big City (2009), the television film Brake Road, the film Oh, Mums! (or Where Do Children Come From), and the film About Him (2011). The director's latest feature film to date is Premonition (2020).
1991-2000 - Artistic Director of the Film Directing Workshop at the Faculty of Cinematography and Television of the I. K. Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv State Institute of Theatre Arts.
Awarded: Order of Merit, third class.