Dovzhenko Centre organizes Ukrainian Film Corner at Berlinale
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On February 7 – 15, 2013 the European Film Market (EFM) at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival will host the Ukrainian Film Corner, jointly organized by National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre and Ukrainian State Film Agency. Ukrainian Berlinale Stand is a platform for establishing international cooperation on film-making and spreading information on the latest Ukrainian film products. The stand will be situated at one of the two major market locations of the Festival – Marriott Hotel (1 Inge-Beisheim-Platz) under the number 119. The bright and state-of-the-art design of the stand was specifically elaborated for Berlinale 2013.
Ukrainian Film Corner will present Ukrainian Film Industry Guide and Ukrainian Film Guide for the 2012 – 2013 biennium, film projects Paradjanov by Olena Fetisova and Strong Ivan by Victor Andrienko, as well as the latest trailers for those movies which are just released or still under production.
Ukraine will present three screening programs within the Film Market:
The Restored Ukrainian Film Classics: 1924-1986
The compilation features 15 classic Ukrainian films created from 1924 till 1986. Among them are silent films Arsenal and Earth by Oleksandr Dovzhenko, Dziga Vertov's Manwith a Movie Camera, Self-Seeker by Mykola Shpykovskyi, and In Spring by Mikhail Kaufman, all supplemented with new soundtracks. The sound films are The Crying Horse by Mark Donskoi, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors and Kyiv Frescoes by Sergei Paradjanov, The Long Goodbye by Kira Muratova, White Bird with a Black Mark by Yurii Illienko, and For the Heck of it by Leonid Voytetskyi. Some films have long been banned and never got into distribution, while others had to wait for 30, 40 or even 50 years after they were created before they first got to cinema theaters. The collection represents the widest possible panorama of Ukrainian Cinema of the 20th century.
The films underwent 2K digital restoration at the National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre during 2011 and 2012.
February 10 at 17:30
Parliament Hall, opposite to Martin Gropius Bau
Trailers to New Ukrainian Movies 2012 – 2013
Theone-hour multi-genre compilation of trailers features the following Ukrainian films: Paradjanov by Olena Fetisova, Eastalgia by Daria Onyshchenko; animated films Mykyta Kozhumyaka by Rostyslav Garbar and Mykhaylo Kostrov and The Eskimo Girl by Oleksii Shaparyev; two films by Valentyn Vasyanovych: the documentary Twilight and the feature film The Usual Thing; The Brother by Victoria Trofimenko, Haytarma by Ahti Seitablaev, and others.
February 11 at 14:15
Short Ukrainian Films 2012-2013
The selection of short film consists of five short, but meaningful movies: Ukrainian Lessons by Ruslan Batytskyi, The Road by Maxym Ksyenda, The Trace by Irene Tsilyuk, The First Step in the Clouds by Alina Horlova and Not Less than 50 Kilos by Maryna Artemenko.
February 12 at 17:15
CinemaxX 17 Hall
A special event within Berlinale will take place on February 11, when the Embassy of Ukraine in Federal Republic of Germany will present the European premiere of the restored version of Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s classics EARTH with live accompaniment by contemporary Ukrainian world music sensation DakhaBrakha. The screening is organized by The Embassy of Ukraine in Germany and Ukrainian State Film Agency and sponsored by Ukrinbank.
February 11 at 18:30
Babylon-Mitte Film Theatre
Organizers of Ukrainian Film Corner at the European Film Market: