As the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazism in Europe approaches on May 8, the Kyiv Post picks our choices for the five best movies that feature Ukraine in World War II. All the films are available with English translation or subtitles.
Four foreign erotic channels – Playboy, XXL, EroxHD and Russkaya Noch (Russian Night) – have applied for licenses with the television and radio regulator to broadcast in Ukraine. The decision will most likely be positive, regulators say, which means that after a four-year hiatus of erotic shows on television, viewers will be able to watch them again.
International annual film festival DocuDays takes place on March 20-27 in Kyiv.
One doesn't often see Kyiv streets in Hollywood blockbusters. So it came as a surprise when the footage of the EuroMaidan Revolution from February 2014 appeared in the recently released trailer for the upcoming adventure movie “Tomorrowland," directed by two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird.
Ukrainian women marry and deceive U.S. men in the documentary "Love Me," released in Kyiv on March 11. The U.S. premiere took place in April 2014 and received good reviews.
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.