Ukrainian Cinema Days in London, 10-13 December 2015, RichMix

Despite war and the resulting political turmoil, there are other stories emerging from this extraordinary country. Bold, inspiring and unexpected, Ukrainian cinema has been enchanting audiences at the most prestigious film festivals and cinemas around the world. Now it’s London’s turn to celebrate the emerging cinematic talents and discover some of the masterpieces of Ukrainian contemporary and classical cinema.

From the 10th to the 13th of December 2015, Ukrainian Cinema Days in London will present a selection of the best Ukrainian feature films, shorts and documentaries. Presented by the Igor Iankovskyi Charity Foundation, the world-renowned Kyiv Molodist International Film Festival and the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the event will take place at RichMix in Shoreditch.

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The Guide (2014)

The festival opens with the remarkable documentary THE LIVING FIRE (2014), telling the story of the Ukrainian-Carpathian shepherds trying to keep alive their age-old traditions. The further programme will include the highly acclaimed feature film THE GUIDE (2014), depicting an American boy and a blind bard brought together by fate in the early 1930’s, the historical drama FIRECROSSER (2011) about a Ukrainian-born Soviet pilot, who is captured by the Nazis during WWII, becomes a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian chief in Canada, the musical comedy TRUMPETER (2014) and a selection of the best SHORT FILMS of the 45th Molodist festival (2015) that will show you many different pictures of contemporary Ukraine.

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White Bird With a Black Mark (1971)

The programme will also include WHITE BIRD WITH A BLACK MARK (1971), a masterpiece of the Ukrainian poetic cinema, widely considered to be one of the most important works within the Ukrainian film canon.

Most of the screenings and film discussions will take place at RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA.

More information can be found at dasharts.org.uk and ukrainianlondon.co.uk.

Tickets are available here.

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