14:56 Nov. 22, 2016
The documentary film "Lobanovskiy Forever" receives prestigious "Guirlande d'Honneur" as best documentary movie at Sport Movies and TV - Milano International Ficts Fest
"Lobanovskiy Forever" won in nomination Best Documentary Film, despite Jordi Llompart's film about football club, Barcelona, "Barca Dreams", had been receiving favorable prognoses and was expected to win.
"Lobanovskiy Forever" is a biographical documentary film about the remarkable Ukrainian football coach, Valeriy Lobanovskiy.
Anton Azarov is the documentary film director. The movie includes some unique archival footage and interviews of Ukrainian and foreign footballers, journalists, coaches and even presidents.
The film creators highlight: "Our story is a saga of a unique man, an unquestionable hero and a symbol of his epoch, his team and his country irrespectively of the club emblem he wore on the pocket of his jacket. Valeri Vasilievich Lobanovskiy is our 20th century. Without him both the history of the Soviet Union and contemporary history of the independent Ukraine would be impossible to imagine."
Valeriy Lobanovskiy was a coach of the greatest award-winning football team from the former Soviet Union, Dynamo Kyiv.