Directed by Andrei Kravchuk, the film is currently in post-production and slated for a 2022 release.
Russian director and producer Alexey Uchitel’s production house Rock Films has released the first teaser of the upcoming Syrian war drama Palmyra.
Directed by Andrei Kravchuk, Palmyra follows a Syrian Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team targeted by ISIS militants, while they prepare the recently liberated historic site of Palmyra to hold a symbolic concert of the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra. The EOD team clears the way one mile at a time. But the closer they get to the centre of Palmyra, the more destructive the explosives become.
The film is currently in post-production and slated for a 2022 release.
Palmyra is produced by Rock Films and supported by Russia’s Cinema Fund, which came on board in the early development stage. Russian VOD platform Premier is also attached to the project. Riverlet Films is handling international sales.
The film was initially to be shot in Syria, but upon visiting the war-torn country, Uchitel decided to proceed with filming in Crimea.
However, according to the director, stills of the landscape in Palmyra will be included in the film.