Mavka. The Forest Song
[Mavka. Lisova pisnya], directed by Oleg Malamuzh, Oleksandra Ruban, Ukraine 2023, 90'
A world-class, visually stunning animation based on old Slavic myths and legends. A magical story about how true happiness can only be achieved by living in harmony with the forces of nature.
Somewhere in the backwoods of the magical forest lies the fountain of life, guarded by the lovely fairy Mavka. No human being has ever disturbed the eternal order of the area, and the animals and mythical creatures that inhabit it don’t know fear. The arrival of the talented musician Lukas is therefore quite an event. Mavka and Lukas soon become inseparable, and the feeling between them blossoms like a magic flower. Unfortunately, the idyll is soon shattered by a vain and greedy princess, who, having found out about the magical power of the fountain of life, decides to steal it in order to remain forever young. Her servants enter the forest, ready to destroy everything that stands in their way to fulfil her order. Will Mavka and Lukas find the strength to defend the forest and its inhabitants? Can the love between a fairy and a human survive?