12 December 2015, 15:45-18:15
Includes a post film Q&A with director Oles Sanin
RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Ukrainian, English, Russian (English subtitles)
Ukraine, 1930s. American engineer Michael Shamrock (Jeff Burrell) arrives in Kharkiv with his ten-year old son, Peter (Anton Greene) to help “build socialism”. He falls in love with an actress Olga (Jamala) who has another admirer, Communist Commissar Vladimir. Under tragic circumstances, the American is killed and his son is saved from his pursuers by a blind “Kobzar’ (Stanislav Boklan). With no other chance to survive in a foreign land, the boy becomes his guide. Their journey, full of dangerous adventures, unfolds against the backdrop of one of the most dramatic pages of Ukrainian history and human destruction. The film, about love, loyalty, betrayal and infamy is based on true events.
Director: Oles Sanin
Genre: historical drama
Country: Ukraine 2014
Run Time: 122 min
This screening is a part of Ukrainian Cinema Days in London. See full programme here.