DENYSENKO’S CONSCIENCE AT IDFA
Film Conscience by Volodymyr Denysenko, recently restored by Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, will be screened at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on 17 and 23 November.
The film was made by efforts of students of the Directing and Acting Department of Kyiv State Karpenko-Karyi Institute of Theatrical Arts. Volodymyr Denysenko was the department’s artistic director.
In its time, the film never made it to the big screen. Oleksandr Denysenko had the surviving copy restored at O. Dovzhenko Film Studio in 1989. In 1990 Conscience was screened at the International Film Festival in Montreal.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the world’s biggest documentary film festival, which has been held in the capital of the Netherlands every year since 1988. This year’s festival starts on 16 November. During its 11 days the viewers will be able to see over 300 films, including 104 world premiers.
Drama, 80 minutes
Directed by Volodymyr Denysenko
Written by Volodymyr Denysenko, Vasyl Zemliak
Cinematographer: Oleksandr Deriazhnyi
Production: Karpenko-Karyi KSITA
Starring: Anatolii Sokolovskyi, Viktor Maliarevych, Mykola Oliinyk, Mykola Hudz, Oleksandr Didukh, Vasyl Bohosta, Viacheslav Kryshtofovych, Volodymyr Denysenko, Dmytro Deev, Sashko Denysenko, Nina Reus, Halyna Dolhozviaha, Valentyna Hryshokina, Halyna Nekhaevska, Liubov Luts, Tetiana Turyk
World War II, Ukraine is occupied by the Germans. In a fight on a road a village youth kills a German officer. The Germans demand that the villagers give the boy away, threatening to execute everyone. But would the people betray their conscience?