For many of the world’s 1.5 billion Catholics, the church is still sacred even though its image has been badly marred by scandals involving priests who sexually abuse minors. Yet this problem with Catholic clergy is ancient.
Ukrainian movie directors are still trying for art house success. A new collection of short movies called “Ukrainian Evil” has been released, but only one of them seems to be gathering some fans.
It’s not the first time that a prestigious international film festival selected a film by movie talented Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy for its program. And it wasn’t the first time that the director’s same movie has received such an honor.
Going to the theatre to watch “Anna Karenina,” I was skeptical about it. I carried with me a bad impression from another collaboration by director Joe Wright and actress Keira Knightley, “Pride and Prejudice” from 2005.
Everybody who enjoyed “The Lord Of The Rings” epic trilogy was looking forward to the moment when another John Ronald Reuel Tolkien book, “The Hobbit,” would be brought to the screen.
Imagine a Grim Reaper that wears high heels, smokes and drinks champagne with a victim. Oh wait, you don’t have to imagine that, you can just watch “Rita’s Last Fairy Tale,” now in cinemas.
At the 42nd Molodist Film Festival, which kicked off on Oct. 24 and will wrap up on Oct. 28, moviegoers have an opportunity to compare student films, shorts from up-and-coming directors and features from some more well-known foreigners.
Cold Autumn winds and falling leaves announce the arrival of Kyiv’s biggest and oldest cinema event. Molodist (Youth) International Film Festival will take place for the 42nd time from Oct. 20 through Oct. 28.
Russian comedies usually give me the unpleasant feeling of committing a sin against world of cinema. And nothing predicted any change this time. The “The Man With A Guarantee” didn't sound like something worth two hours of my lifetime, though I always give in to the “why not?” argument.
When I was heading to a small cinema in Troyeschyna district in a shaky and extremely overcrowded marshrutka to see a showing of 2012 Sundance Film Festival award winner “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” I honestly doubted it was worth it. As it turned out, I didn’t have to. At the end of all, if I didn’t go, I would never have met the beautiful Hushpuppy.
Watching “7 Days in Havana,” the film which made it to Kyiv cinemas in August, is like taking a vacation – the one when you get away to an exotic island and dive in the laid back local pace, absorbing the life around you.
The French movie “The Land of Oblivion” opened in Kyiv theaters on April 26, the date that marked the 26th anniversary of the worst nuclear explosion in history.
Believe it or not, but even though the weather has been snowy lately, spring has finally come. At least, the French one – the French Spring 2012 film festival will be screened in Kyiv. For the full schedule, check the Kyiv Post Going Out Guide and www.kino.ukr.net/cinema/kiev/
Even if you’re short of cash or time to visit Spain this spring, you can have a glimpse of what it’s like over there, with “A Week of Spanish Movies” film festival on Kyiv screens. For a complete schedule check the Kyiv Post Going Out Guide and http://kino.ukr.net/cinema/kiev/