The February 2007 program of the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University will feature:
"Bright Is the Night" (director Roman Balayan, 2004.)
This psychological drama inspired by Oleksander Zhovna's story «The Experiment» takes place in a one of its kind institution, a home for deaf-mute-and-blind children. Two young teachers of the institution Aleksey and Lika are passionately in love with each other. So much so that they want the rest of the world to experience the sensation. They decide to see if the children they were put in charge of are capable of experiencing love to the full. They try to provoke the feeling of love in two inmates of the home – Sasha and Olia – unsuspecting of the disastrous consequences their risky and cruel experiment can have. This full-length feature will be screened in its original Russian language version with English subtitles.
The screening is free and open to everybody. The program will be introduced by Yuri Shevchuk, the director of the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University. Discussion will follow the screening.
For more information, please see: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ufc/