On Feb. 22, the eight best movies of 2014 will be competing for The Oscars. Despite being considered a haven of mainstream films, the 87th Academy Awards surprises with some art-house nominees that compete with the high-quality costume films and biography dramas.
When mass killings of the EuroMaidan Revolution protesters shook Ukraine on Feb. 20, 2014, YouTube overflowed with videos of the carnage that – combined with previous murders – claimed more than 100 lives before President Victor Yanukovych fled power.
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a famous platform for independent cinema that takes place annually in the American state of Utah, gave Ukraine a bit of the spotlight.
The 2015 Sundance Film festival, a famous bastion of independent cinema that takes place annually in Utah, U.S., has announced its winners on Jan. 31. Several of them were Ukrainian-made or featured Ukraine.
The first thought that comes to mind after watching “The Guide,” a recent Ukrainian movie that came out on Nov. 12, is how well-timed it is.
The annual Manhattan Short Film Festival has only one con - it is short. This year the screenings were on for a week and ended on Oct. 5. The Kyiv Post offers a pick of five best short films from this year's program for those who want to quickly catch up with the festival.
A touchy animated film depicting the pain a family feels while their father serves on the war front was submitted to 1+1 television channel's contest for short films on peace.
There is one thing clear about “The Tribe,” a new movie by Myroslav Slaboshpytsky, which opened in theaters all over Ukraine on Sept. 11: it’s not for the fainthearted. The director, with his first full-length feature, has managed to demolish all the cliches of the Ukrainian cinema.
A new documentary by widely known Ukrainian director Serhiy Loznytsya was an unplanned creation. When the EuroMaidan Revolution began on Nov. 21, he put aside his other projects and shot “Maidan,” a film about the protest.
While nowadays Ukrainians have to deal with their rather unflattering image created by Russian media, the country’s portrayal in Hollywood movies actually is not much better.
ODESA – The fifth installment of Ukraine’s Odessa International Film Festival came to a muted end on July 19, after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Donetsk just two days earlier. Organizers canceled a planned gala celebration and instead offered a moment of memorial at the beginning of the closing awards program.
This year’s Odesa International Film Festival includes more than 100 films, including one from Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov. He is imprisoned in Russia on what appear to be trumped-up terrorism charges over his opposition to the Kremlin annexation of Crimea. Any money raised from ticket sales will go to Sentsov’s family to cover legal expenses, organizers say.
While the Ukrainian economy is in recession and its army prepares for war, Ukrainian culture is taking a step forward. A feature film by Ukrainian film director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy made it to the official screening list of Cannes Film Festival that will be held on May 14-25.
With all eyes of the world focused on Ukraine’s events unfolding in the country’s east, the nation’s moviemaking community presented an almanac “Ukraine Voices” – a package of 10 documentaries – during GoEast festival of Central and Eastern European Film.
DocuDays, an annual international human rights documentary festival, will take place in Kyiv’s House of Cinema (Budynok Kino) on March 21-28.