Dovzhenko Centre at the Book Arsenal Festival 2012

Exhibition program:

“Ukrainian Avant-garde Cinema Poster” exhibition

National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre presents the exhibition “Ukrainian Avant-garde Cinema Poster”, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of VUFKU (All-Ukrainian Photo-Cinema Directorate)

“Ukrainian Avant-garde Cinema Poster” is a unique exhibition of 20 full-scale reproductions of movie posters from the 1920s Ukrainian films produced by VUFKU and its successor Ukrainfilm, collected by the National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre. This was done as part of the preparation to publish a photo album titled VUFKU Movie Poster in collaboration with Ukrainian, Russian, British, and French archival institutions.


Exhibition will be held in a special exhibition area in the right wing of Art Arsenal.


Book program:
Presentation of the
National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre editions

National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre will present its new editions at the Book Arsenal Festival 2012:

The newly-released DVDs launching the KOLO DZIGI Ukrainian silent film collection, continues the tradition to present restored versions of Ukrainian silent films with contemporary soundtracks. The first films within the collection, Man with a Movie Camera by Dziga Vertov (1929) and In Spring by Mikhail Kaufman (1929), were released in early September 2012.


Presentation of a newly-published memoirs book From the Unpublished by the Ukrainian cartoon classic Euhen Syvokin, dedicated to the director’s 75th anniversary, is a special event of the Dovzhenko Centre at this year’s Arsenal Book Festival. During the presentation Euhen Syvokin will show and discuss his best animation works.




Cinema Program: 

Anna Sten’s Pordenone Film Book

A retrospective of the most famous filmings featuring Anna Sten dedicated to the full actress’s retrospective at the world's most prestigious festival of silent film Le Giornate del Cinema Muto 2012.


October 4. 18.00


Provocateur (aka His career / In the Spider’s Web, Ukrainian SSR, 1926), directed by Victor Turin, based on the novel There Were Three of Us by Oles Dosvitnii


October 5. 18.00


White Eagle (Russian SSR, 1928), directed by Yacov Protazanov, based on the novel Governor by Leonid Andreyev


October 6. 18.00


Dmitrii Karamazov the Killer (Germany, 1931), directed by Fyodor Otsep, based on the novel The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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