Bachennya Metelyka

Should the Wind Drop

Original name:Bachennya Metelyka
English name: Butterfly Vision
Year: 2022
Run time: 107 Minutes
Language: Ukrainian, English
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Czech Republic
Director: Maksym Nakonechnyi
Producers: Yelizaveta Smith, Darya Bassel
Cast: Rita Burkovska, Liubomyr Valivots, Myroslava Vytrykhovska-Makar, Natalka Vorozhbyt
Screenplay: Maksym Nakonechnyi, Iryna Tsilyk
Cinematographer: Khrystyna Lyzohub
Editor: Ivor Ivezic, Alina Gorlova
Sound Designer: Vasyl Yavtushenko
Music Composer: Džian Baban
Production Company: Tabor
World Sales: Wild Bunch International


  • Cannes Un Certain Regards 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2022 Butterfly Vision
  • 2018 New Year With Family (Short)
  • 2017 Invisible (2017)

Director's Biography:

Nora Martirosyan

Maksym Nakonechnyi is a Ukrainian director and producer. He received his degree in directing from Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television (2012). He has worked on various TV projects and co-founded the independent production company Tabor, which produces documentaries, fiction films, theatre productions, commercials and social advertising. Maksym has directed the fiction shorts Invisible and, New Year with Family. His debut feature, Butterfly Vision, premiered at Cannes 2022, in Un Certain Regard.


After spending months as a prisoner in Donbas, Ukrainian aerial reconnaissance expert Lilia returns home to her family. But the trauma of captivity continues to torment her and surface in dreamlike ways. Something growing deep within Lilia will not allow her to forget, yet she refuses to identify as a victim and will fight to liberate herself.