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28 May, 2015
When somebody mentions Ukrainian cinema, I immediately find myself thinking about two major film directors - Sergei Parajanov and Kira Muratove
3 October, 2014Culture
The Tribe, a new film by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, silently speaks for the teenagers who cannot speak
11 June, 2014Culture
New political turns at the Cannes Festival
20 November, 2013Culture
B-movie director Roger Corman talks about dealing with viewer's unconscious mind, new facilities for cinematography and resistance in human nature
8 September, 2013Culture
Good read, jazz and indie arts: The Ukrainian Week invites you to the annual book forum in Lviv, jazz festival in Crimea, Gogolfest in Kyiv and more interesting places to visit this month
22 April, 2013News
Narodna Mudrislt (Folk Wisdom), a cartoon series produced by the National Television and Radio Company (NTKU), won an LA-based Universe Multicultural Film Festival award, NTKU reports.
14 November, 2012Culture
The twist-filled plot of the film Ivan Syla (Power Ivan) is based on a real person, Ivan Firtsak, a Ukrainian from Transcarpathia who was a famous circus athlete and boxer and performed in 64 countries of the world. He became a legend in his own lifetime.
28 September, 2012Culture
The end of August saw the start of the filming of Strong Ivan, the currently little-known story about Ivan Firtsak, a Ukrainian who was recognized as the strongest man in the world in 1928
30 August, 2012Culture
A feature documentary by director Oleksandr Balahura is a summary of the past 15-20 years in Ukraine of sorts
29 August, 2012Culture
Serhiy Havrylov, scriptwriter and creative producer, on Mykyta Kozhumyaka, the first Ukrainian full-length 3D-cartoon
3 August, 2012Culture
For now, Bohdan Stupka is remembered as the actor who conveyed the entire range of human emotions, feelings, actions and characters on the screen, transforming from Bohdan Khmelnytsky into Ivan Mazepa and Leonid Brezhnev, a Ukrainian guerilla fighter or a KGB officer, a priest or an atheist father.
24 July, 2012Culture
Ivan Kavaleridze as the founder of historical monumental cinema in Ukraine
20 July, 2012Culture
to watch from the 3rd Odesa Film Festival
6 July, 2012Culture
The “Brothers” project, which was already presented three years ago at the 1st Kyiv International Film Festival, only began filming in 2011, when producer Ihor Savichenko started work on it. Director Victoria Trofimenko has currently completed spring-summer filming in the Carpathian Mountains.
4 July, 2012Culture
Masha Ellsworth, a Ukrainian-born artist at Pixar, talks about Brave behind the scenes and her path from a Chernihiv college to one of the world’s leaders of animated cartoons
4 July, 2012Culture
Film director Taras Khymych talks about documentaries and his film about Zakarpattia in 1919-1939
8 June, 2012Culture
When Sir Ridley Scott called ‘action!’ for the first time on the set of Prometheus, it brought things full circle for the legendary British director. After all, he started the Alien franchise in 1979 with the terrifying, claustrophobic original and now, 30 years later, he has returned to the series, eager to explore new ground and new ideas.
1 June, 2012Culture
Akhtem Seitablayev, a Ukrainian director of Crimean Tartar origin, born in Uzbekistan, presented his new film, “Chempiony z Pidvorittia” or “Backstreet Champions”, in the Ukrainian pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival
22 May, 2012Culture
Austrian actor and director Karl Markovics speaks about intuitive play, honest films and life after an Oscar
21 May, 2012Culture
Ukraine’s State Agency for Cinema issued, with some restrictions, a distribution permit for the scandalous $10-million-budget Russian-Ukrainian film ‘The Match’ in April this year.
3 May, 2012Culture
Yuri Vynnychuk talks about grasping the spirit of the time in the writing, passive intellectuals and the rule of the current government as purgatory for Ukraine
18 April, 2012Society
Marianna Kaat speaks about her attitude to the scandalous removal of her film Pit No.8 from a festival
18 April, 2012Society
Documentaries about Donbas coalminers: social antagonism instead of regional patriotism
30 March, 2012Culture
Thomas Wohlfahrt speaks about literary censorship, public poetry readings and the growth of poetry films fuelled by digital technology
15 March, 2012Culture
Director Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi is working on “The Tribe”, a full-length film about those who can neither speak nor hear, where conversations can be seen rather than heard
24 February, 2012Culture
George Lucas talks about why he is bringing Star Wars back to the big screen
23 February, 2012Culture
“Ursus,” a Ukrainian-Georgian-German co-production, is one of the biggest and most exciting film projects of 2012
22 February, 2012Culture
Steven Spielberg talks about his new film
15 February, 2012Culture
Régis Wargnier speaks about tunnel vision, exerting pressure and Ukraine at the crossroads
13 February, 2012Culture
The Ukrainian Week launched the Cinema Project column 18 months ago to talk about Ukrainian films at different stages of production. It is time now to check in and see how they are doing
10 January, 2012Culture
Rooney Mara shares with the Ukrainian Week what difficulties she has faced playing Lisbeth Salander
18 December, 2011Culture
Barbara Pichler speaks about how the presence of a large, dominant neighbor creates special conditions for filmmaking in Austria
8 December, 2011Culture
Silent film festivals which offer early 20th-century masterpieces in new artistic interpretations are a notable recent trend
7 November, 2011Culture
Until the end of his life, Oleksandr Dovzhenko dreamed of ideal communism, even though after shooting the film Zemlia (The Earth), he knew it would be a human tragedy
24 October, 2011Culture
Modest and tasteful: despite financial losses this year, the film festival — scheduled to take place in Kyiv October 22-30 — will not suffer artistically
10 October, 2011Culture
Matt Damon about the peculiarities of Steven Soderbergh's medical thriller Contagion
26 September, 2011Culture
In early September 2011, the State Cinema Agency announced what projects were officially included in the 2011–2012 Program for Producing and Distributing National Films. Who will benefit and how?
13 September, 2011History
Writer and film director Heliy Snehirov was unable to exist in the crushing Soviet atmosphere and paid for freedom with his life
11 September, 2011Culture
Otar Iosseliani speaks about political cinema, the criteria of authenticity and “friendship of peoples”
18 August, 2011Culture
Krzysztof Zanussi on the self-restriction of successful democracies, the imperfection of tolerance, and art as a quest for mystery
24 June, 2011Culture
Among the nice-looking new buildings in the village of Chortoryia (Bukovyna) stands an old hut where Ivan Mykolaychuk was born and lived…
24 June, 2011Culture
Ivan Mykolaychuk was an actor of a magical kind. He embodied specific aesthetics and ethics which directed us into the depth of culture and towards self-awareness as members of unique body and soul of the nation.
24 June, 2011Culture
Cannes Film Festival winner Maryna Vroda speaks about contrasts, life without cinema and having choices
9 June, 2011Culture
The latest Cannes Film Festival has once again proved that even the most independent figures cannot avoid politicking
25 May, 2011Culture
Lomography is the art of photography amateurs who capture life here and now, ignoring the traditional approaches to their trade
26 April, 2011Culture
Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz stars opposite Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, a thrilling tale of adventure and forbidden love, set against the vibrant backdrop of circus life in the 1930s.
1 February, 2011Culture
He Who Went Through Fire, a full-length feature directed by Mykhailo Illienko, tells the story of Ivan Datsenko, a Ukrainian who ended up chief of an Indian tribe. The film is in final production
27 January, 2011Culture
Ukrainian amateur filmmaking in the context of global trends
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Mostly discussed for its regulation of the language of instruction in schools, the new law offers more overlooked important innovations intended to change the quality and the content of education in Ukraine
7 November, Hanna Trehub,
The new law on the reintegration of the occupied parts of the Donbas qualifies them as such and names Russia as the occupier. Yet, it does not launch the process of deoccupation or change the mechanism envisaged in the Minsk Agreement
20 October, Maksym Vikhrov,
This week started off with a bang in Kyiv...and it had nothing to do with working on healthcare reform, which the Verkhovna Rada eventually passed on October 19. The #1 topic became a protest action to push political reforms forward that was called by anti-corruption politicians and former Odesa Governor Mikhail Saakashvili
19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
Founded this fall, Donetsk oligarch Serhiy Taruta’s Osnova or Foundation party has already started campaigning although the next Verkhovna Rada election is two years away
18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
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