13 December 2015, 14:45 End: 17:15
Includes post film Q&A with director Mykhailo Illienko
RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Ukrainian with English subtitles
Firecrosser (Toy Khto Proyshov Kriz Vohon)
When the Soviet troops free Ivan from prison, he is charged with high treason and faces a long sentence in a Siberian camp. Not wanting to die behind barbed wire or wait for an amnesty, Ivan escapes. Firecrosser is a story of a Ukrainian-born Soviet pilot, who goes through Nazi captivity during the Second World War, becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian chief in Canada.
Director: Mykhailo Illienko
Country: Ukraine, 2011
Run Time: 110 min
This screening is part of the Ukrainian Cinema Days in London. See full programme here.