Dovzhenko Centre at Molodist IFF

This year, Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre is a partner of the Molodist International Film Festival.


Dovzhenko Centre presents two major projects within the 42nd Molodist International Film Festival – the opening film, an adventure comedy Self-Seeker (1929) by Mykola Shpykovskyi accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Opera of Ukraine and the restored version of the film Viper (aka Gadyuka, 1965) by Victor Ivchenko within the retrospective Victor Ivchenko: A Century.


On October 20, at 17.30, the restored film Self-Seeker with a live musical accompaniment performed by the Kyiv Classic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Herman Makarenko will open the 42nd Molodist International Film Festival. The soundtrack for the film was created in 2012 by the Ukrainian composer Vyacheslav Nazarov.

On October 24, at 15.00, the Blue Hall of Kyiv Film Theater in Kyiv will host a screening of the restored version of the film Viper (aka Gadyuka, 1965) by Victor Ivchenko as part of the Molodist IFF retrospective Victor Ivchenko: A Century.

The film is based on the novel of the same name by the Soviet Russian writer Aleksei Tolstoy. Gadyuka was released in November 1965; in 1966 it was watched by over 34 million viewers around the USSR, making it the seventh among the highest-grossing films in USSR.

In 2012, 2K Digital restoration of the film was implemented at the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre as part of the state restoration program financed by the State Film Agency of Ukraine.

Dovzhenko Centre is also a partner of the international co-production market at the Molodist Film Festival – Boat Meeting, which is held for the fourth time. This year 8 projects from around the world were selected to participate in the Boat Meeting. They will be examined by a professional audience of experienced film producers, distributors and financiers. On October 25 a film project pitching will take place within the Boat Meeting.

This year Ivan Kozlenko, Deputy Director of the Dovzhenko Centre, is a member of the jury of the Molodist national short film competition.

Molodist IFF will be held this year in Kiev on October 20-28. The festival program includes over 300 films, 60 of which are Ukrainian.

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