Glorious Revolution

Directed by Masha Novikova



20 min


Germany Ukraine United Kingdom




Ukrainian Russian


In 2014, at the height of the Ukrainian revolution, a mother loses her son who is killed while protesting in Independence Square. Her attempt to bury him as a hero clashes with a corrupt bureaucratic system, testing her view of Ukraine.



  • Cannes Film Festival | La Cinef3rd Prize La Cinef (Ex-Aequo)
  • Raindance Film Festival | Official SelectionBest UK Short Film
  • Hamptons International Film Festival | Official SelectionPeter Macgregor-Scott Award
  • Hamptons International Film Festival | Official SelectionUniversity Short Film Award
  • BAFTA Student Film Awards | Shortlisted in the Live Action category
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival | Nominated for The McLaren Award for Best Short Film
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival | Nominated for Best Artists' Film (Short Film)
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival | Nominated for Best Short Film
  • Stockholm International Film Festival | Official Selection
  • Poitiers Film Festival | Official Selection
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival | Official Selection
  • War on Screen - Festival International de Cinéma | Official Selection


  • Camerimage International Film Festival | Official Selection

Cast & Crew

Natalia Berezhnaya, Ilya Del, Alexandr Melnik, Viacheslav Nikolenko, Sergey Dzyalik, Kateryna Kisten, Dana Kuz
Masha Novikova, Matthew Mchaffie
Pablo Garrido Carreras
Masha Novikova
Sound design & mix:
Bojan Palikuća
Paisley Valentine Walsh, Masha Novikova
Production Company:
The London Film School
Co-production Company:

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