11 December 2015, 18:15-20:20
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
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Ukrainian (English subtitles)
The story of a poor family in Ukraine, living in the Carpathian mountains near the Romanian border, during the Second World War. This epic, which won the grand prize at the Moscow Film Festival in 1971, chronicles a family’s struggle for survival in an area that was claimed as part of Romania, Poland and Ukraine, all within a short span of time. The family is very poor, and has a great many children. When World War II comes, various family members choose different masters; some even choose to work for the Soviets. War, struggle, marriages, births, deaths – all these events punctuate the story of this large family.
The screening will include a post film Q&A with Pylyp Illienko, Head of Ukrainian State Film Agency and actor Mykhailo Illienko.
This screening is part of the Ukrainian Cinema Days in London. See full programme here.