14.12.2012 — 14.12.2012

18:45             21:30

Kyiv Film Theater, 19 Velyka Vasylkivska str.

Ukrainian New Wave

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National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre launches a project featuring premiers of the latest Ukrainian films titled Ukrainian New Wave. Within it, the audience will see films just created with the assistance or to order of the State Film Agency of Ukraine. Premiere screenings of Ukrainian films are planned to be held regularly, as soon as new films produced in Ukraine will appear.

 

The first program of the Ukrainian New Wave project consists of seven short films, some of which participated or will soon participate in international film festivals. Two of them - the films Ukrainian Lessons and The Road – have just been completed and will be shown on big screen for the first time.

 

 

UKRAINIAN LESSONS/ UROKY UKRAINSKOI, 2012, 30’

Directed by Ruslan Batytskyy

Cast: Dmytro Yaroshenko, Victor Marvin, Anna Sergeyeva, Yevhen Sosnowskyy

 

The sleepy silence of a degraded mining town is interrupted by appearance of a young teacher. She falls in love with a local miner. The affair brings on animal aggression and rage of the local youths, gathering around the strongest. In the struggle against otherness the evil obtains truly outrageous forms...

 

 

THE ROAD / DOROGA, 2012, 21 '

Directed by Maxim Ksyenda
Cast: Yevhenii Herasymenko, Yevhenii Yefremov, Svitlana Shtanko, Victor Glushkov


His divorced parents are indifferent to their teenage son, so he goes to another city on a bet. On the dangerous way to his father, for whom his son is burden, the boy meets someone who is willing to look into his eyes for the first time. This gives him an understanding of life and determines his future path - the little man starts opening the big wide world.

INDEPENDENCE DAY / DEN’ NEZAVISIMOSTI, 2012, 14'

Directed by Antonina Noyabrova

Cast: Yevhen Bushmakin, Oleh Shevtsov, Dmytro Kifyak, Yevhen Kozhayev, Vitaly Matvienko, Vadym Lisnyakov

 

It’s a story of one celebration day. How does the young generation experience it? What does it dream about, what it aspires and what it does to achieve it.

Independence Day through the eyes of the young and forsaken population of Ukrainian residential districts. Tragicomic history of failing to realize their freedom against the degraded values ​​of the previous generations.

Winner of the National Competition at the 42nd Molodist IFF.

 

 

THE BEARD / BORODA, 2012, 25’

Directed by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk

Cast: Zinoviy Symchych, Maria Romanova, Gilberto Forti, Mykola Gomenyuk, Evhen Zelinskyy

 

An old man lives a lonely life in an empty village. People simply call him The Beard. He feeds hens, smokes cheap cigarettes and goes fishing as an ordinary villager. But nobody, even his neighbors knows what’s on his mind – he is considered a freak. His daughter, married to a foreigner, lives abroad. He waits for her, and she pays a visit jut once in a year. And then he fulfils a ritual of great love.

Best Screenplay Prize at the Vidkryta Nich (Open Night) Film Festival of Ukrainian Student and Independent Film

 

 

HAMBURG / GAMBURG, 2011, 6'

Directed by Volodymyr Tykhyy

Cast: Taras Denysenko, Olga Artemenko, Gordiy-Mykhaylo Denysenko, Olga Turanska, Kostyantyn Zharov

 

All his adult life Bohdan struggled with abject poverty, dreaming about travelling and seeing the world. Ironically, his dream comes true just partially.

Participated in 3d Kinofest, New York, 2012 and "Short Film Corner", Cannes International Film Festival, 2012. Special diplomas at the Odessa IFF and the National Competition at the 42nd Molodist IFF.

 

 

DIALOG IN SOLITUDE / DIALOG V ODINICHESTVE, 2011, 6'

Directed by Julia Rainveter

Cast: Kateryna Mazhul’, Serhiy Bolotayev

 

Sometimes, in order to learn more, you just need to keep silence.

 

 

BETWEEN 20 AND MIDNIGHT / MIZH 20 I OPIVNOCHI, 2012, 6'

Directed by Denis Spolitak

Cast: Kyrylo Shybut, Olena Potemkin, Ilya Pelyuk, Olena Borozenetc, Oleksandr Piskunov

 

Clinical history of growing up. Between 20 and midnight, between age and time.

Diploma of the National Competition at the 42nd Molodist IFF.


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