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by Taras Tomenko


Chain-smoking artists, poets and playwrights were among the colourful array of intellectuals living in the "Slovo House" in 1920s Ukraine. The communist paradise was built under Stalin's approval, but it quickly became a prison. The brutal Soviet regime spied on the inhabitants, destroying their eccentric way of life and sealing their fate. This fascinating film explores the extraordinary story of the building and its residents.

international title: Slovo House
original title: Budynok Slovo
country: Ukraine
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Taras Tomenko
film run: 81'
screenplay: Taras Tomenko, Yaryna Tsymbal, Lyubov Yakymchuk
cinematography by: Taras Tomenko, Oleksandr Yakymchuk
film editing: Maksym Desyateryk, Vitaliy Sapun, Oleksiy Shamin, Denis Zaharov
music: Alla Zagaikevych
producer: Julia Cherniavska, Oleg Scherbina
production: Fresh Production
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