The Ukrainian head of state never ceases to amaze us. We knew his attraction for the media through his various interventions in the cultural field, whether through his series or even the dubbing of Paddington 2. He surprises us again with his involvement as a producer on the creation of a feature film entitled The New Adventures of Gulliver, inspired by Jonathan Swift’s classic and reinterpreted in a Zelensky way. approaching $10 million. We owe the animation of the film to Studio Kvartal 95, founded by a certain Volodymyr Zelensky in 1997. A production company with the initial goal of developing popular entertainment shows – including the famous Servant of the People series. Maxim Bohoslov, the one of the members of this company who participated in the project, recently declared that there was something premonitory in this feature film. The latter advances at the microphone of Europe 1: “It’s the same thing that we live in our country, but originally, of course, when we created it, nobody thought of a possible war between Russia and Ukraine.” In an interview for the JDD, the film’s general producer Oleg Khodachuk said: “Unlike Jonathan Swift’s tale, this time it’s not by its size, but by its heart and his courage that the hero triumphs. The theme of Gulliver’s New Adventures completely resonates with the current situation, the great military machine of Blefuscu’s army [à l’image de la Russie, ndlr] disregarded Liliput’s courage and unity and was defeated.” However, upon its release on June 18, 2021, the feature film received a mixed reception. This is explained by dates which correspond to the Covid-19 pandemic and partly justify this moderate attendance in dark rooms. The film’s producers anticipate a rebound abroad, given the international solidarity with Ukrainians. The distribution company KLB, meanwhile, says that all proceeds will be donated to major charities that serve the Ukrainian cause. The film is now available on French VOD platforms, was broadcast a few days ago on Gulli and will be released on DVD in September.
Leave a comment