The cinema almanac by “Ukrainian those fierce” (critics’ definition) was founded in the midst of the economic crisis in 2009. At first the project was concerned in emigration problems, it was an attempt to explore the reasons forcing Ukrainians to leave their country. Over time, the almanac has become a large-scale project, represented by films on the issue: why do Ukrainians feel themselves strangers at home?
Friday / 08.04.2016 / 20:00
New Horizons Art House Cinema, 19a-21 Kazimierza Wielkiego St
Admission is free
Ukraine, 2011, 90 min.
Directors: Roman Bondarchuk, Yevhen Matviyenko, Yulia Shashkova, Volodymyr Tykhyi, Larysa Artiuhina, Myroslav Slaboshpytskyy, Aksynya Kurina, Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk, Yuriy Kovaliov, Oksana Kazmina
Screenwriters: Ivan Timshyn, Hanna Lehka, Marysia Nikityuk, Oksana Savchenko, Yuliya Shashkova and others.
Camera operators: Vadym Nesterenko, Mykhailo Markov, Ivan Tymchenko
Cast: Oleksandr Alekseev, Anastasia Kasilova, Vitalina Bibliv, Taras Denysenko, Olga Artemenko, Lina Budnyk, Valeriy Astakhov
Producers: Denys Ivanov, Igor Savychenko, VolodymyrTykhyy
Production: Arthouse Traffic
Ukraine, Goodbye is one of the projects generated by the new Ukrainian cinema creative laboratory, called by critics as “Ukrainian those fierce”.
It was founded in the midst of the economic crisis in 2009, when several production studios, distributors, directors and screenwriters decided to create a low-budget almanac of short films MUDAKY. ARABESKY/F***ers.Arabesques. At first the project was concerned in emigration problems, it was an attempt to explore the reasons forcing Ukrainians to leave their country. Over time, the almanac has become a large-scale project, represented by films on the issues: reasons for Ukrainians feel themselves strangers at home; the perception of current situation (here and now) by the new generation of filmmakers. The “Ukrainian those fierce”, like the representatives of Italian neorealism or British “kitchen sink realists”, are making films about those who know the best - of themselves.
Ukraine, Goodbye! is the result of the creativelaboratory’s activity, which is set up to find ways for the development of Ukrainian cinematography. The project has produced 25 short films (total of 6 hours run time). Only six of them are selected for public screening. The two-year work has involved about 500 people, including directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, cameramen, sound engineers, artists and others. Many of films have already won awards and participated in more than 20 film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Locarno, New York, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bilbao and others.