Ukrainian Cinema Days in London, 10-13 December 2015

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10-13 December 2015, various screening times


Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA


£6. Book via this link or 020 7613 7498



All films are shown in original language with English subtitles

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Ukrainian Cinema Days in London is a unique opportunity to discover Ukraine beyond the headlines. Despite war and the resulting political turmoil, there are other stories emerging from this extraordinary country. Bold, inspiring and unexpected, Ukrainian cinema has been enchanting audiences at the most prestigious film festivals and cinemas around the world. Now it’s London’s turn to celebrate the emerging cinematic talents and discover some of the masterpieces of Ukrainian contemporary and classical cinema. 

Screenings will be followed by Q&A with directors, producers and actors of the films.

Ukrainian Cinema Days in London are presented by Igor Iankovskyi Charity foundation Initiative for the Future, Molodist International Film Festival and the Ukrainian Film State Agency.

Produced by Dash Arts, an international arts organisation that produces theatre, dance, music, film and art events in collaboration with exceptional artists from abroad to present artistic experiences that change the way we see the world. Supported by Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) and the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK. Media support is provided by Ukrainian Events in London, a unique platform for all Ukraine-related events in the UK.

The Living Fire_poster_eng_ - CopyThe Living Fire (Zhyva Vatra)

10 December 2015, 18:15

A staggeringly beautiful four-year-long project documenting three generations of Ukrainian Carpathian shepherds in their struggle to keep the age-old tradition alive in the face of contemporary changes.

Director Ostap Kostyuk, Documentary
Run Time: 77 min

Language: Ukrainian (English subtitles)

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White_Bird_with_Black_MarkWhite Bird with a Black Mark (Bilyy ptakh z chornoyu oznakoyu)

11 December 2015, 18:15

The story of a poor family in Ukraine, living in the Carpathian mountains near the Romanian border, during the Second World War.

Includes a post film Q&A with Pylyp Illienko, Head of Ukrainian State Film Agency and Actor Mykhailo Illienko.

Director Yuri Illienko, Drama. Run Time: 99 min

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Trumpeter (Trubach)

12th December 2015, 13:15

A young trumpeter Mykola Shevchenko plays in a pop brass band. He composes his own music that attracts the attention of world famous musician Eugene Gaisin. It is a story of rivalry between two children’s orchestras and, just the same as in the adult world, there is love, intrigue, jealousy and, of course, a happy ending!

Includes a post film Q&A with scriptwriter Anastasiya Mateshko

Director Anatoliy Mateshko. Family musical comedy. Run Time: 85min

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TheGuide_poster_webThe Guide (Povodyr)

12 December 2015, 15:45

Ukraine, 1930s.  American  engineer  Michael  Shamrock  (Jeff  Burrell)  arrives  in  Kharkiv  with  his ten-year old son, Peter (Anton Greene) to help “build socialism”. He falls in love with an actress Olga   (Jamala). Under   tragic circumstances, the American is killed and his son is saved from his pursuers by a blind “Kobzar’ (Stanislav Boklan).  With  no  other  chance  to  survive  in  a foreign  land,  the  boy  becomes  his guide.

Includes a post film Q&A with director Oles Sanin.

Director Oles Sanin. Historical drama. Run Time: 122 min

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120302185321180177_f0_0Firecrosser (ToyKhtoProyshovKrizVohon)

13th December 2015, 14:45

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…

Includes post film Q&A with director Mykhailo Illienko

Director Mykhailo Illienko. Drama. Run Time: 110min

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087aps8skv8Ukrainian Short Films

13 December 2015, 12:15 – 14:10
Includes a post film Q&A with Kateryna Gornostai, director of ‘Away’ and Vofka Solovey, director of ‘Once Upon a Mine’

Shorts to be screened: Away (Viddalik) by Kateryna Gornostai, fiction; Big Man by Tetyana Kabaieva (animation); I Bought a Bicycle by Mykyta Lyskov (animation); Six Floors by Oleksandr Navrotsky (documentary); Trash by Tetyana Symon (fiction) and Once Upon a Mine by Vofka Solovéy (fiction)

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