The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul at Institute of Contemporary Arts, 14-10-2015

September 17, 2015 • Cultural, Past Events • Views: 887

the face-ofUkraine


Wednesday 14 October 2015, 8:45 pm


ICA Cinema, Screen 1

The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
020 7930 3647


£12.75 or £9.00 students. Book your tickets here

The BFI Festival 2015 topic, Last Man Standing Is a Girl, deals with questions of what is the role of young women in contemporary society.  A short-film by Kitty Green, shot in Ukraine and starring Ukrainian girls is among the films of the day.

Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from across a divided Ukraine audition to play the role of Olympic champion figure skater Oksana Baiul.

Director Kitty Green
Ukraine-Australia 2014
7 mins

The film won the Sundance Film Festival: Jury Prize for Non-Fiction Short
It was shown in Berlin Film Festival,  DocumentaMadrid (Spain), True/False Film Festival (USA)

Australian-born Kitty Green graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Film and Television. Her narrative and experimental short filmshave screened at festivals across Australia and internationally. After graduating, Kitty directed, shot and edited behind-the-scenes documentaries before finding work at ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) on the weekly documentary series ‘Art Nation’ as an editor, camera operator and producer.
In 2012, Kitty spent over a year in her mother’s native Ukraine shooting with the provocative protest movement ‘Femen’. Her abduction by the KGB made headlines across the globe. Her independent feature documentary, ‘Ukraine Is Not A Brothel’ premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2013, was nominated for the Grierson Trust award at the London BFI Film Festival, screened at IDFA, Hot Docs, SXSW, AFI Docs and more than forty film festivals across the globe, including the Official Selection of DocumentaMadrid 2014. ‘Ukraine Is Not A Brothel’ has been nominated for the AACTA award for Best Feature Length Documentary.

See the rest of BFI screenings of the day


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