Ekaterina Semenova: I feel at home in Kyivtelefilm filming crew’s company

15 August 2021
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Kyivtelefilm Film Company continues to work on the production of the 16-episode melodrama «A bolt from the blue». Film crew, led by director Alexander Mokhov, has been working on the series for three months.

The script of the picture is distinguished by the non-triviality of the plot, is full of intrigues and, of course, is not devoid of dramatic developments. It reveals the whole range of human relationships. Such eternal themes as love, friendship, loyalty and betrayal are raised. And there are also direct references to thinking about true values in life.

According to the creators of the series, it will be presented by a bright and rightfully stellar cast.

In the key roles, the audience will see such top artists as Marina Mitrofanova, Alexander Konstantinov, Kirill Dytsevich, Irina Grishak, Vakhtang Beridze, Ksenia Lukyanchikova, Alexander Pashkov, Anastasia Maslennikova, Maria Klimova, Alexei Tritenko, Anna Salivanchuk, Vadim Andreev, Vladimir Sterzhakov, Larisa Udovichenko, Alexander Mokhov, Oleg Savkin and Nina Kastorf.

A worthy company in the frame will also be provided to them by a famous actress of theater and cinema Ekaterina Semenova.

Our journalists managed to meet with the eminent actress on the day of her last shift on the project and talk about the working atmosphere on the set, the aftertaste of working with the crew of Kyivtelefilm and her character in the new picture.

All the details are further in the article.

About the character

In the series «A bolt from the blue» viewers will see Ekaterina Semenova in the role of a heroine named Inga – the mother of one of the key characters, who will be played by a popular actor Kirill Dytsevich.

According to the plot, she has a rather difficult relationship with her son, and, realizing that part of the blame for this lies with her, tries to establish contact with him and regain his former trust.

Whether the heroine will be able to reach him will only become clear closer to the denouement of the plot of the picture, the premiere of which is scheduled for autumn this year.

About the director

The actress herself admits that she likes this kind of serial sagas, represented by a large number of characters. In addition, she emphasizes, on this project it was very comfortable to work with the picture’s director. According to her, Alexander Mokhov opened up for her as a subtle, thorough director, not indifferent to the material on which he is working.

«For me, director Alexander Anatolyevich Mokhov is a major discovery. It’s great, comfortable, fun and warm with him. I see how much the group adores him. I see the difficult conditions in which we work – very difficult precisely in terms of the number of actors (sometimes there were fourteen characters on one set) – and how all this (happens, – Ed.) with humor, how easy it all is… I absolutely admire Sasha. He’s a great guy. He opened up to me as a subtle and thorough director», – says Ekaterina Semenova.

About the film crew

According to her, she also worked just as comfortably among the entire film crew of the Kyivtelefilm Film Company.

«I really like working for this film company. This is not the first time I have worked (with the Kyivtelefilm team, – Ed.). I really like the group, I feel at home here. I love to come back here, I love the first day of shooting and I really do not like the last one. I understand that everything ends at some point. But it’s always kind of sad for me», – the actress sums up.


We will remind you that the production of the series «A bolt from the blue» is worked on by the Kyivtelefilm Film Company on the order of the TV channel «Ukraine». Filming of the 16-episode melodrama has been going on since June of this year and will soon be completed. The picture is shot in Kiev and Kiev region.

Read more about the filming process and the acting ensemble of the series in the aricles:

«Alexander Mokhov about the project «A bolt from the blue»: We have a wonderful cast»,

Denis Korablev: «In the series «A bolt from the blue» will be displayed the whole palette of life».


«A bolt from the blue»


16 episodes


Year 2021


Screenwriters: Elena Arbuzova, Anna Arbuzova

Stage Director: Alexander Mokhov

Director of photography: Andrey Shkir

Production designer: Vitaliy Shamatienko

Costume designer: Anna Krupnitskaya

Makeup artist: Alena Dubina

Line Producer: Artem Suliga

Executive Producer: Pavel Karvan

Producers of TRC «Ukraine»: Victoria Korogod, Irina Chernyak

General producer: Valentin Opalev


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