NAA of Ukraine News"Kyiv. Victory Square 2"

On November 29, 2022, the film "Kyiv. Victory Square 2" by French director Romain Goupil premiered at the Lira cinema hall in Kyiv city.


The movie tells the story of the resistance of Ukrainian culture, in particular the Kyiv circus in the difficult times of Russian aggression.  Romain Goupil's arrived in Kyiv immediately after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. He decided to stay and support Ukrainians and make a documentary. Goupil brought his camera to the Kyiv circus - now a shelter for people and animals during the war. No performances, and no audience, but the circus performers must continue to train, hoping to be ready for when the applause is there again. They endure and train because they know that this day will come.


Director of the film Romain Goupil

The movie premiered in the "Lira" cinema, in Kyiv

The Academic Secretary of the Department of Theory and History of Arts of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, and Director General of the State Enterprise "National Circus of Ukraine" Vladyslav Korniyenko presented the film.

Romain Goupil was born in 1951. He filmed his first short movies at the age of 16. For a long time he was an assistant to Chantal Akerman, Roman Polanski and Jean-Luc Godard. Besides his acting work, he writes and directs both feature films and documentaries for cinema and television. In 1982, he won the Caméra d'Or in Cannes for "Mourir à trente ans" (To Die at 30), the César for Best First Film and had an Oscar nomination. In 1993 in Venice he received the Audience Award. 
Duration: 72 minutesGenre: a documentary filmCountry of production: FranceIn association with: France Televisions and CNNCountry of filming: UkraineLanguages (audio): French, English, UkrainianDirected by: Romain GoupilProducer: Sophie Goupil