Liturgy of Anti-tank Obstacles

Ukraine United States
12 min.


Director | Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Script | Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Directors of photography | Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, Andriy Lysetskiy, Kostiantyn Kliatskin, Denys Vorontsov, Denys Tokarev
Editing | Sergo Klepach
Sound design | Maria Nesterenko
Composer | Choir Artos
Main cast | Roman Sova, Serhiy Danko, Andriy Holdiy
Producers | Daniel Lombroso, Soo-Jeong Kang
Production company | The New Yorker


In the nationwide resistance, every citizen tries to be helpful. Ukrainians change professions and adapt to the wartime needs. Sculptors fabricate anti-tank obstacles in their art workshops. Just like the Terracotta Army, silent figures of Ukrainian personalities, angels, Cossacks and multiple copies of Jesus Christ froze in anticipation of new creations. Craftsmen weld metal defense items for the Armed Forced of Ukraine.


About the director:

Ukrainian author and filmmaker, graduated from the Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University. Participant of the Berlinale Talents, Locarno Film Academy, he is the founder of the script platform Terrarium. His first feature, «PAMFIR», was selected at Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight in 2022.