Private Project

Treasures of Verona

In November 2015, one of the most daring robberies of the century took place in Verona: 17 paintings were stolen from the Castelvecchio Museum, including paintings by Rubens, Tintoretto, Mantegna, Karoto, Bellini and even the museum’s visiting card — The Madonna of the Quail by Pisanello.

The stealing was brilliantly staged, so the police could not catch the robbers without delay. The police suspected that the museum employee was involved in the robbery. Unexpectedly, information appeared that the canvases could have been transported to Ukraine. Having found out about this, the Director of the Investigation Department of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, putting his own reputation at stake, begins his own investigation, bypassing the official investigation.

  • Svitlana Lischynska
    Documentary almanac «Invisible Battalion» (2017), documentary «Ballroom king» (2019)
  • Svitlana Lischynska
  • Oleksandr Driz
  • Oleksandr Driz
  • Olena Driz
  • Dmytro Vivchariuk
    Key Cast
    "crime analyst"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Веронські скарби
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    1 hour 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2019
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    Italy, Ukraine
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    Italian, Ukrainian
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Director Biography - Svitlana Lischynska

Svitlana Lischynska (born 1970, Mariupol) is Ukrainian film director. Svitlana worked for top Ukrainian TV channels in Kyiv more than 20 years. She's made numerous reality and documentary TV shows. As a cinematographer Svitlana started in 2014, when she made a documentary on her own, "Euromaidan SOS. The Right to Dignity." Afterwards, she co-directed the documentary almanac "Invisible Battalion" in 2017. She made two shot stories for it. The "Treasures of Verona" (2019) is her full length debut. After that she directed her next full length documentary "Ballroom king" (2020)

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