The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul at Greenhorn Film Festival, 14-11-2015

November 10, 2015 • Cultural, Past Events • Views: 1340



Sat, 14 November 2015, 20:30


Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London WC1N 1AW


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A number of short films will be shown as part of Greenhorn Film Festival

Greenhorn Shorts: I AM WHAT I AM. Films featured in the programme include:

Luchadora – Directed by River Finlay
Perfection is Forever – Directed by Mara Trifu (Trailer featured above)
Ronald – Directed by John Dower
The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul – Directed by Kitty Green
Powder Rooms of the Female Kind – Directed by Tash Horton
Viva – Directed by Amanda Bluglass
The Poodle Trainer – Directed by Vance Malone
Pink Boy – Directed by Eric Rockey


The Face of Ukraine

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.


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