This week offers a real feast to cinema-goers.
Bollywood lovers will have to come out of the closet and show their faces at the Indian film festival.
Then, love-themed animated and movie shorts will occupy the big screens of Kyiv, along with Belgian, American and Swedish comedies.
For full schedule check the Kyiv Post Going Out Guide and kino.ukr.net/cinema/kiev/
USA 1974, 106’
Language: English with English subtitles
Directed by Mel Brooks
March 15 at 7 p.m.
Master Klass Cultural Center
Unfortunately, people are often ashamed of their parents, distant relatives or barely known ancestors.
Frederick, who teaches in a medical school, insists on being called Fronk-en-steen, as any reference to his blood ties with the legendary mad scientist Viktor Frankenstein drives him crazy.
When Frederick finds out that he is the one to inherit grandfather’s spooky castle, where the mystic monster had been created, he heads to Transylvania unwillingly.
What he doesn’t know is that his lifelong beliefs are about to be turned upside down. He stumbles across his granddad’s diary and decides to repeat his experiments.
The movie is a famous parody on the classical horror genre purposefully filmed in black and white.
Belgium 2008, 85’
Language: French with Ukrainian subtitles
Directed by Bouli Lanners
March 12 at 7 p.m.
When you come home and find a burglar there, you would probably get frightened, call the police, or even run for help. Befriending the burglar would be the last thing on your mind.
However, Yvan, a 40-something car dealer, managed to end up making friends with the young junkie Elie, whom he found hiding under his bed.
Of course, at first he tried to capture the burglar, and even threw a steel pipe at the man,knocking him down the stairs and injuring him. But then Yvan felt sorry for Elie and suggested giving him a lift to his parents’ house at the French border.
A WEEK OF INDIAN MOVIES
March 9-14 at 4 p.m. and 6:30/7 p.m.
Indian cinema has been always associated with ethnic dances, singing and surprising turns of the plot. “Seeta and Geeta” that rocked USSR in 1970s is a great example – it’s a story of twins separated in early childhood.
Like India itself, the country’s movies are filled with bright lights and colorful fabrics. So, if you have no chance to go to India, you can have a brush with it on the screen.
“A Week of Indian movies” presents five films of different genres, from comedy to sports drama. With the actors, you will travel into the 19th century India, admire the scenery of Goa, and dive into the Mumbai fashion industry.