A Rising Fury takes a fly-on-the-wall approach and follows a couple; The volunteer activist Svitlanda and the soldier Pavlo. Russian aggression reveals buried secrets and puts friendships at stake. Stories and images the audiences will know through the media will seem more intense and touching, as we experience them up close and carefully observed. What follows is a journey that began with the Maidan revolution in Kyiv in 2013 and led to a full scale war in 2022.

The film is an attempt to attack Russia’s enormous propaganda machine and resist their aggressive information warfare. The film crew are not soldiers themselves but use their profession as filmmakers as resistance in the war. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2022.

"Breathtakingly cinematic explainer of current events"

Country Ukraina

Year 2022

Director Lesya Kalynska & Ruslan Batytskyi

Producer Lesya Kalynska, Ruslan Batytskyi, TJ Collins, Jonathan Borge Lie

Production Company Pomegranate Studios, Batytskyi Production, Volt film

Norwegian co-producer Jonathan Borge Lie

Norwegian co-production company Volt Film

Runtime 1h 22m

Links IMDb