Ninth Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film, 11-12 November 2016

October 18, 2016 • Educational, Past Events • Views: 1078



Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM


Winstanley Theatre, Trinity College, CB2 1TQ Cambridge


Admission is free, but seating is limited. Book your FREE tickets here

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, an academic centre in the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, is pleased to present The Ninth Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Showcasing the best of Ukrainian cinema from its beginnings to the present day, the Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film features in its ninth year a selection of documentaries from Ukraine as well as two newly-restored Soviet Ukrainian thrillers.

The films are in the Ukrainian and Russian languages with English subtitles. Receptions follow both the Friday and Saturday screenings at the Winstanley Theatre, Trinity College. Click here for directions to the Winstanley Theatre.

Friday, 11 November 2016  6:30pm



2015 / Olena Moskalchuk and Dmytro Burko / 11 mins

The famous Petrivka book market in Kyiv is a treasure trove of baggy novels and onion-skin verse. This new documentary takes us on a tour of its aisles and alleyways, paying homage to the market and its merchants.


Hollywood on the Dnipro: Dreams from Atlantis

2014 / Oleh Chornyi (dir); Stanislav Tsalyk (screenwriter) / 89 mins

Viewers of Ukrainian film may not realise it, but they are all in some way residents of Buchak, a small bucolic village along the river Dnipro made famous in films by Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Sergei Paradzhanov, Andrei Tarkovskii, and Iuliia Solntseva. Hollywood on the Dnipro takes us on journey through the history of Ukrainian and Soviet cinema by exploring the village and its cultural legacy.

The screening will be followed by a special Q&A with historian Stanislav Tsalyk, who wrote the film’s screenplay.

Wine reception to follow the screenings.

Click here for trailer

Saturday, 12 November 2015 6:30pm


Two Days

1927 / Heorhii Stabovyi / 60 mins


The Night Сoachman

1928 / Heorhii Tasin / 54 mins

Two Days and The Night Coachman are two newly restored Soviet Ukrainian thrillers about men caught in the violent maelstrom of revolution and pushed to the brink by all sides. Produced under the auspices of VUFKU, the famous All-Ukrainian Photo-Film Administration, the films are notable for a masterful cinematography of chiaroscuro and a complex presentation of revolution devoid of triumphalism — but replete with dread.

Wine reception to follow the screenings.


For their kind collaboration on The Ninth Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies extends sincere thanks to DocuDays UA; Robert Chandler; Stanislav Tsalyk; and Emma Widdis.

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