Directed by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Ukraine, Poland | 30 minutes | sport drama | 2018 

It is a story about a professional weightlifter Petro, who is preparing for an important competition. Before the competition, Petro receives tragic news. The hard decision lays upon his shoulders. His inner conflict makes Petro into something more, than just a mechanical bundle of muscles.


Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Scriptwriter: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
DOP: Michał Rytel-Przełomiec
Editing: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Sound: Sergiy Stepansky
Production Design: Olga Iurasova, Ivan Mikhaylov

Production Companies: Studio Munka, Studio Garmata Film, Polish Film Service

  • Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
    Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk

Selected Festivals & Awards
Molodist IFF – Best Film in the National Competition
Warsaw Film Festival – Short Grand Prix
Sofia International Film Festival
Prague Short Film Festival
Premiers Plans Festival
Glasgow Film Festival
Krakow Film Festival
Sarajevo Film Festival
GRAND PRIX, ZubrOFFka – International Short Film Festival, Bialystok, Poland, 2018
Locarno Film Festival
VIS Vienna Shorts
POFF Shorts
IndieCork Festival
International Short Film Festival Brno16

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Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk

In 2013 graduated from Kyiv National Karpenko-Karyy University of Theatre, Cinema and Television. During his studies at the university, hi made several short films, which were participating and received awards at different international festivals. Participant of the BERLINALE TALENT CAMPUS 2013.
Contributor of the documentary project Babylon#13 (cinema of civil protest) Kyiv, Ukraine.
Scholarship-holder of the program of the Minister of Culture of Poland “GAUDE POLONIA” 2015, 2017.
Organizer of the Ukrainian Script Platform «TERRARIUM».
Participant TorinoFilmLab (Script&Pitch) 2016.
Member of the National Union of Filmmakers of Ukraine since 2013.
Member of Ukrainian Film Academy since 2017.
Member of EFA (European Film Academy) since 2018.

2018 WEIGHTLIFTER, short
2015 INTERSECTION, short doc
2013 KRASNA MALANKA, short doc
2012 THE BEARD, short
2008 ADOLESCENCE, short