How To Re-Establish A Vodka Empire

How To Re-Establish a Vodka Empire charts the journey of film director Dan Edelstyn as he tracks down his long lost Jewish Ukrainian heritage and then attempts to relaunch his great grandfather’s once glorious vodka empire.

A whirlwind journey through a family history. Revolution, romance, exile, entrepreneurship – and the life changing discovery of an old Vodka distillery in Ukraine.

' a tender, extraordinary underdog tale filled with humour, fear and above all, spirit.’ Empire****

‘a barnstorming tale of vodka and revolution’ Libby Purves, BBC Radio 4

‘sincere, charming and inventive filmmaking’ Michael Hayden, Bfi

ICA London
Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
Hackney Picturehouse
Greenwich Picturehouse
RIO Dalston
Everyman Hampstead

Channel 4 - November 2012 TBC 

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Dan Edelstyn
Executive Producer: 
Christopher Hird
Production company: 
Dartmouth Films
in co-production with Optimistic Productions