In every girl, there is a forest spirit.

Yaro, a young Ukrainian-American, must voyage to the Carpathian Mountains in order to fulfill his father’s last wish–for him to marry a true Ukrainian girl. If Yaro does not fulfill this wish within a year, his father’s fortune goes to a distant relative named Mary.

As Yaro attempts to navigate the unique and eccentric individuals who now surround him as well as the obstacles Mary and her mother are determined to lay before him, he falls in love with a woman who embodies everything his father told him about Ukrainian women.

Hutsulka Ksenya is a musical comedy based on the operetta by Yaroslav Barnych, which is set in Ukraine in 1939. Filmed entirely in Kyiv and Carpathian Mountains.

This mystical tale of love and finding oneself is full of music and the beautiful spirit of Ukraine.

  • WINNER: Best Song (Mavka-Rusalk), Golden Dziga
  • WINNER: Best Music, Mavka-Rusalk, Golden Dziga
  • Nominated: Best Film, Golden Dziga
  • Nominated: Best Costume Design, Golden Dziga

2019 / Musical Comedy / Color / Ukrainian w/English Subtitles / A film by Alena Demyanenko


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