Taormina Film Fest

Igor Lopatonok, director of “Ukraine on Fire” #TFF62

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The story of the demonstrations in Ukraine from 2013, told from an original point of view.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Igor Lopatonok, director of Ukraine on Fire, presented at the 62nd Taormina Film Fest

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Igor Lopatonok is a film producer from Ukraine who moved to Los Angeles in 2008. When the first demonstrations started in his home country he decided to make a film that documented the actual fatcs. He finally directed it himself with an exceptional executive producer, Oliver Stone. The result was Ukraine on Fire. In this interviews, Lopatonok tells the tale of how the movie was made, with some considerations about the Ukraine situation nobody ever talks about.

WINTER ON FIRE: Many of the films on Ukraine depart from the February Revolution of 2014 known as “Euromaiden”, the Lopatonok film, also present him at the festival, strongly supported by Stone albeit from those facts beyond. Oliver Stone, with the pitch and the air of the best surveys, urges his listeners to understand the facts Fund. Through interviews conducted by the Oscar-winning director to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the former president Viktor Yanukovych, the former Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko, in Ukraine on Fire talking about the hot topics and turning points of the war, of the Ukrainian crisis, the “behind the scenes” and the current political situation and its potential danger to the world.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Igor Lopatonok
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Ukraine on Fire
  • Festival section
    Special Events
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