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Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Ukrainian film director
Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
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Quick Facts

Intro Ukrainian film director
A.K.A. Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
Is Film director Screenwriter Film producer
From Russia Ukraine
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 17 October 1974, Kiev, Ukraine
Age 46 years
Star sign Libra
National University of Theatre, Film and TV in Kiev
Notable Works
The Tribe  
Sutherland Trophy 2014
Alexandre Dovjenko prize 2015
European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year 2014
The details


Myroslav Mykhailovych Slaboshpytskyi (Ukrainian: Мирослав Михайлович Слабошпицький; born October 17, 1974) is a Ukrainian film director.


Slaboshpytskyi was born to Ukrainian writer and literary critic Mykhailo Slaboshpytskyi. Until 1982 he lived in Lviv.

Slaboshpytskyi graduated from National University of Theater, Film, and TV in Kyiv with a focus in film and television directing. He has worked as a reporter, has written scripts for film and television. In the early 1990s he worked at the Dovzhenko Film Studios.

Since 2000 he has been a Member of the Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers. He was Vice-president of the Association of Young Filmmakers of Ukraine.

In 2014 Slaboshpytskyi broke on the scene with his pic “The Tribe” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is entirely in Ukrainian Sign Language with no subtitles. It won the Nespresso Grand Prize, as well as the France 4 Visionary Award and the Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival's International Critics' Week section.

24 October 2018 became known was Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi has come on to direct film “Tiger”. The pic, based on the 2010 non-fiction book by John Vaillant. Focus acquired the book in 2010 and at one point the project was eyed as a potential acting vehicle for Brad Pitt and directing job for Darren Aronofsky. In the end the two have decided to stay on as producers and allow Slaboshpystskyi step in to direct.

Interesting facts

Slaboshpytskyi was a close friend of now deceased Ukrainian modern writer Oles Ulianenko.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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