Butterfly Vision

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63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Moving away from typical glorious and patriotic (male) war stories, Buttefly Vision focuses on the condition of female soldiers who may have to face things worse than death. After spending months as a prisoner in Donbas, Ukrainian aerial reconnaissance expert Lilia returns home to her family. However, memories and feelings from her past captivity continue to torment her and resurface in dreamlike ways. While unable to forget, Lilia refuses to identify as a victim and instead starts a new struggle, this time to liberate herself. With this film, Maksym Nakonechnyi explores the haunting and often surreal dimensions of individual trauma, that here reflect the collective trauma of a country devasted by war, violence and hatred.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Maksym Nakonechnyi
Script: Maksym Nakonechnyi, Iryna Tsilyk
Cinematography: Khrystyna Lyzohub
Editing: Ivor Ivezic, Alina Gorlova
Sound: Vasyl Yavtushenko
Music: Džian Baban
Actors: Rita Burkovska, Liubomyr Valivots, Myroslava Vytrykhovska-Makar, Natalka Vorozhbyt
Production: Tabor
Producers: Yelizaveta Smith, Darya Bassel
Co-production: Masterfilm, 4Film, Sisyfos Film Production
Co-producers: Dagmar Sedlácková, Anita Juka, Mario Adamson, Sergio C. Ayala
Costumes: Sofia Doroshenko
Production Design: Maria Khomyakova
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Ukraine, Czech Republic, Croatia, Sweden
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 107΄
Contact: Wild Bunch International
Awards/Distinctions: Parallels and Encounters (Best Film) – Palic Film Festival 2022

Maksym Nakonechnyi

Maksym Nakonechnyi is a Ukrainian director and producer. He received his degree in directing from Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theater, Cinema and Television (2012). He has worked on various TV projects and co-founded the independent production company Tabor, which produces documentaries, fiction films, theater productions, commercials, and social advertising. Maksym has directed the fiction shorts Invisible and New Year with Family. His debut feature, Butterfly Vision, premiered at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) in 2022.


2017 Invisible (short)
2018 New Year with Family (short)
2020 L – Nastya (short doc)
2020 B – Yara (short doc)
2022 Butterfly Vision