UKRAINIAN AVANT-GARDE FILM COLLECTION IN CANNES MEDIA LIBRARY
Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre has handed a collection of Ukrainian Soviet avant-garde films and an album of film posters to Cannes Media Library. Now the visitors to the Media Library can watch there D. Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera (1929), O. Dovzhenko’s Earth (1930), M. Kaufman’s In Spring (1929) and the rediscovered Bread (1929) by M. Shpykovskyi, which were all restored by Dovzhenko Centre and given new soundtracks written by modern musicians.
The Media Library also received a bilingual photo album Ukrainian Film Posters of the 1920-s: VUFKU, featuring over 100 reproductions of Ukrainian film posters. Among them are works of world-famous poster artists, such as the Stenberg brothers, Mykhail Dluhach and Yosyp Herasymovych, as well as only recently discovered Ukrainian poster masters Ibrahim Litynskyi, Myron Chepovskyi, Yosyp Kuzkovskyi, Konstiantyn Bolotov and others.
The famous Cannes Media Library is located in a Rothschild villa on Cote d’Azur. Every day, from Wednesday to Saturday, visitors to the Library have free access to books, periodicals, newspapers, as well as audio-visual products. The Media Library has a small cinema hall for viewing the films from its collection.