Produced by "Real Stories Production" | "Friederichstrasse Production" "Ukrainian Cultural Foundation" Directed by Ksenia KravtsovaWritten by Inokentii Vyrovyi

Documentary FeatureUkraineLength 60 minCompleted 2021

The Whisper of the Steps is a biographic film about the outstanding Ukrainian artists Ada Rybachuk and Volodymyr Melnichenko. The architectural forms they created have become integral signs of modern Kyiv and memorials of the era of Soviet modernism while at the same time they are the symbols of resistance against the merciless totalitarian system of those times.

 The names of Ada Rybachuk and Volodymyr Melnychenko are connected with one of the biggest tragedies in Ukrainian culture.The artists created the Memory Park in the territory of Baikove Cemetery in central Kyiv - an architectural and landscape complex that connected the crematorium, Farewell Halls and the park. They put a powerful philosophical concept in this space. One of the meaningful elements of Memory Park is the Wall of Remembrance - a monumental composition of high reliefs that are 200 meters long and from 4 to 16 meters high. Rybachuk and Melnychenko worked on the Wall of Remembrance for almost 13 years but when the work was almost done, the authorities ordered to cover the high reliefs with concrete.The film shows the life and artistic story of the legendary duet; it shows what the Wall of Remembrance was supposed to be like and what it is like now. The viewer will visit the workshop of the artists, full of wonderful sculptures and paintings as well as love that is stronger than death.


 CastVolodymyr Melnychenko
CrewDirected by Ksenia KravtsovaDirector of PhotographyVladislav NechyporenkoWritten by Inokentii Vyrovyi
Producers"Real Stories Production" "Friederichstrasse Production" with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation