The first Ukrainian Film Club event of the new year 2007 will feature new films from Ukraine in narrative, documentary, and animation genres - three American premiers:
The Name (2006), director Alla Yakovleva >>>
There Was a Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (2005), director Olena Fetysova
Wandering Around (2005), director Anatoliy Lavrenyshyn
The Name (US premier) is a short feature (25") based on the story of Yuri Alesha. It is one of the recent works of perhaps the most recognized Ukrainian film and theater actor Bohdan Stupka. The creation of the Ukrainian language version of the film was sponsored by the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University.
There Was a Woman Who Lived in a Show (US premier) is a short documentary (30") about a married couple who dedicated their lives to rearing abandoned children they adopted from an orphanage.
Wandering Around is a short animation film (10") about a young man meandering in and out of reality, besieged by his insecurity and repressed fears, dreaming of finding his true love.
All the films are in Ukrainian with English subtitles. The program will be introduced by Yuri Shevchuk, the director of the Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University. Discussion will follow the screening.
The screening is free and open to everybody.
For more information, please see the website http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ufc/ or call the Ukrainian Studies Program at 212-854-4697.