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The Second Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies

The Second Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film

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Friday, 13 November 2009 7:00pm THE LIVING Cambridge Arts Picturehouse Free  
Saturday, 14 November 2009 7:00pm LIGHT FROM THE EAST Winstanley Theatre, Trinity College Free  

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Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, an initiative of the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, is pleased to present The Second Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film.  Admission is free, but seating is limited.  Please register for your free tickets above.


Featuring two prominent UK premieres as well as a selection of short films, the Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film is headlined this year by Serhii Bukovs'kyi's The Living (2008), recipient of the 2009 Grand Prize of Geneva and the 2009 Award for Best Documentary from the Yerevan International Film Festival.  The screening of The Living is held in conjunction with the Wren Library's special exhibition of the diaries of Trinity College alumnus Gareth Jones, a forgotten hero who fought to expose Stalin's terror-famine of 1932-33 to the world community.


All films are in English and in Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles. Programmes for each evening begin at 7:00pm.



Friday, 13 November 2009 at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse


THE LIVING

UK premiere.  Director: Serhii Bukovs'kyi.  Ukraine 2008.  75 minutes.  In English and in Ukrainian with English subtitles.


As millions died in Holodomor, the 1932-33 terror-famine in Ukraine, Cambridge's own Gareth Jones fought to expose the tragedy to the world.  The stunning new documentary from Serhii Bukovs'kyi.  Winner of the 2009 Grand Prize of Geneva and the 2009 Award for Best Documentary at the Yerevan International Film Festival.  

Followed by a discussion with Mr Nigel Linsan Colley, Dr Margaret Siriol Colley, and Rory Finnin, Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies at the University Cambridge.



Saturday, 14 November 2009 at the Winstanley Theatre, Trinity College, University of Cambridge


LIGHT FROM THE EAST

UK premiere.  Director: Amy Grappell.  USA 2006/2008.  70 minutes.  In English and in Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.


1991.  Glasnost'.  Perestroika.  The Soviet Union opens its doors to the West.  A troupe of young American actors from New York City travels to Kyiv to participate in the first American-Ukrainian joint theatre project in Soviet history, a production based on the life and work of Les' Kurbas, the revolutionary Ukrainian director killed in Stalin's purges.  Two weeks into their trip, Mikhail Gorbachev is kidnapped, the Kremlin is overtaken by a military coup, and the Soviet Union is plunged into volatile uncertainty.

'An illuminating time capsule.'  Variety

'A gripping documentary.' New York Magazine (Critic's Pick)

Followed by a 2006 epilogue and a special discussion with director Amy Grappell. Preceded by Stefan Koval's animated short, There Goes Tram No. 9, winner of the Jury Prize (Silver Bear) at the Berlin International Film Festival.



Acknowledgments

For their kind collaboration on The Second Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies extends sincere thanks to Dr. Yuri Shevchuk and the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University (New York City); Serhii Bukovs'kyi; Mr Nigel Linsan Colley and Dr Margaret Siriol Colley; Amy Grappell; Virlana Tkacz; Cambridge Arts Picturehouse; Trinity College, Cambridge; the Cambridge Ukrainian Society; and the British Ukrainian Society.
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Cambridge Ukrainian Studies

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, an initiative of the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, aims to promote and contribute to the study of Ukraine in the United Kingdom and beyond.  It is committed to deepening public understanding of Ukraine and to advancing fresh, innovative approaches to research on Europe’s largest country, which is a critical crossroads between ‘East’ and ‘West’ with a rich historical, linguistic, and cultural inheritance.  

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