Iron Butterflies

Zalizni metelyky

25th TiDF: European Premiere

In summer 2014, sunflower fields and coal mines in eastern Ukraine turn into a 12 square kilometers crime scene. A multi-layered investigation into the downing of flight MH17, in which a butterfly-shaped shrapnel found in the pilot's body implicated the state responsible for a war crime that remains unpunished. 

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Roman Liubyi
Script: Roman Liubyi, Mila Zhluktenko
Cinematography: Andrii Kotliar
Editing: Roman Liubyi, Mila Zhluktenko
Sound: Andrii Rohachov
Music: Anton Baibakov, Oleksandra Morozova
Production: Babylon'13, Trimafilm
Producers: Andrii Kotliar, Volodymyr Tykhyy, David Armati Lechner, Isabelle Bertolone, Trini Götze
Costumes: Liza Yarynovskaya, Tеtiana Lavrynenko
Production Design: Volodymyr Liubyi
Executive producer: Anna Zobnina
Format: DCP
Color: Color & BW
Production Country: Ukraine, Germany
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 84'
Contact: Rise and Shine

Roman Liubyi


2016 Pigs (short fiction)
2020 War Note
2023 Iron Butterflies