The Whisper of the steps

The Whisper of the Steps is a biographic film about the outstanding Ukrainian artists Ada Rybachuk and Volodymyr Melnychenko. The architectural forms they created have become integral signs of modern Kyiv and memorials of the era of Soviet modernism while at the same time they are the symbols of resistance against the merciless totalitarian system of those times.

The names of Ada Rybachuk and Volodymyr Melnychenko are connected with one of the biggest tragedies in Ukrainian culture.
The artists created the Memory Park in the territory of Baikove Cemetery in central Kyiv - an architectural and landscape complex that connected the crematorium, Farewell Halls and the park. They put a powerful philosophical concept in this space. One of the meaningful elements of Memory Park is the Wall of Remembrance - a monumental composition of high reliefs that are 200 meters long and 7 meters high. Rybachuk and Melnychenko worked on the Wall of Remembrance for almost 13 years but when the work was almost done, the authorities ordered to cover the high reliefs with concrete.

The film shows the life and artistic story of the legendary duet; it shows what the Wall of Remembrance was supposed to be like and what it is like now. The viewer will visit the workshop of the artists, full of wonderful sculptures and paintings as well as love that is stronger than death.

  • Ksenya Kravtsova
    The Job, Lifer
  • Inokenty Vyrovyy
    The Job, Lifer
  • Inokenty Vyrovyy
    The Job, Lifer
  • Volodymyr Melnychenko
    Key Cast
    "as himself "
  • Vladyslav Nechyporenko
    Director of Photography
    The Job, Lifer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Шелест кроків
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    Documentary, Drama
  • Completion Date:
    November 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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    Russian, Ukrainian
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  • The Whisper of the steps. Premiere.
    November 19, 2019
    Ukrainian Premiere
Director Biography - Ksenya Kravtsova

Documentary director, photographer.
She is the author of documentaries "White Dance", "At the Crossroads", "The job", "Return" "The whisper of the steps" and many others.
The head of the Real Stories Production studio, which specializes in creating documentary and animated films about human rights, in the language of art, by broadly discussing painful social issues that are left out of public attention.

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