From June 25 on, every Saturday at 22:00 and every Friday at 20:30, the UA:PERSHYI TV channel will be broadcasting films from the Dovzhenko Center’s film project Ukrainian New Wave. The viewers of PERSHIY will see the following titles:
THE CHELLO 23’, dir. Olesya Morhunets-Isayenko
SAY CORN! 15’, dir. Valeriya Kalchenko
NOT TODAY 19’ dir. Khrystyna Syvolap
THE ROAD 21', dir. Maksym Ksjonda
BEARD 25’, dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyi-Sobchuk
ATTRACTION 8’ dir. Oleh Pedan
The films will be shown within a special project, UKRAINE-25, supported by Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center and the Ukrainian Film State Agency. The project was initiated and timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence and aims to demonstrate our country’s best achievements in recent years, including those in the film industry, showing the most interesting works of young Ukrainian filmmakers.
June25, 22:00 (rerun July 1, 20:30)
THE CHELLO, 23’ Directed by Olesya Morhunets-Isayenko Written by Maryna Stepansska Cinematography by Serhiy Stetsenko Starring Andriy Isayenko, Kateryna Kachan, Mykola Boklan Genre: drama On a beautiful autumn day, a man and a woman meet in the middle of a Crimean steppe. This chance meeting was preceded by a succession of events that we only learn of at the end of their journey.
The film received the Best Screenplay Award at Molodist-2015 International Film Festivaland entered the fourth Ukrainian New Wave almanac – an annual film project run by Dovzhenko Centre: http://www.dovzhenkocentre.org/event/162/
July 2, 22:00 (rerun July 8, 21:25)
SAY CORN!, 15’
Written and directed by Valeria Kalchenko
Cinematography by Ihor Ivanko
Starring Martha Kossakowska, Maria Khomutova, Alla Serhiyko
Genre: drama, comedy
What if Rocky Balboa was a Polish girl, with a speech impediment and only 152 cm tall, dreaming to study at a theatrical university in Kyiv? Meet Veronika Klyeshnya – she will teach you how to become successful.
In 2015, the film won a Special Award at the Odessa International Film Festival and a Special Award from Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center within the Prologue Student Film Festival-2015. Winner of the Short Film Competition UKRAINE: THE WAY TO PEACE! in 2016.Entered the fourth Ukrainian New Wave almanac – an annual film project run by Dovzhenko Centre: http://www.dovzhenkocentre.org/event/162/
July 9, 22:00 (rerun July 15, 20:30)
NOT TODAY, 19’
Directed by Khrystyna Syvolap
Cinematography by Diana Olifiriva
Starring Volodymyr Zadniprovskyi, Alla Sokolova
Grandpa Lyosha and Grandma Khrystya decided to die together on the same day. However, the old man keeps finding new reasons to put off this event. It becomes clear that he has come up with a sort of a plan. The old man will have to resort to desperate measures to implement it and to convince the old woman to postpone the day they die.
Life is a game in which you may not have a second chance...
Nominee in the National Competition of Molodist International Film Festival in 2015. Entered the fourth Ukrainian New Wave almanac – an annual film project run by Dovzhenko Centre: http://www.dovzhenkocentre.org/event/162/
July 23, 22:00 (rerun July 29, 20:30)
THE ROAD, 21'
Directed by Maksim Ksjonda
Starring Yevheniy Herasymenko, Yevheniy Yefremov, Svitlana Shtanko, Viktor Grushkov
The divorced parents have no interest in their teenage son’s life. On a bet, he sets off for another town. On his dangerous journey to his father, who considers his son a burden, the boy, for the first time, meets someone who is willing to look into his eyes. This helps him understand life and determines his future path – the little man begins to discover the big world.
Directed by Dmytro Sukholytkyi-Sobchuk Starring Zinoviy Symchych, Maria Romanova, Gilberto Forti, Mykola Homenyuk, Yevhen Zelinskyi Part of the Ukraine, Good-Bye alamnac. Producers: Arthouse Traffic, Ihor Savychenko.
An old man lives alone in a deserted village. People call him Beard. He is a local eccentric. His daughter lives abroad, married to a foreigner. She visits once a year... To perform a ritual of great love.