The Harriman Institute is pleased to cosponsor First Look 2023, the Museum of the Moving Image’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema. Join us for the New York premiere of the 2022 film Three Women, directed by Maksym Melnyk.
Dir. Maksym Melnyk. Ukraine. 2022, 84 mins. In Ukrainian with English subtitles.
Tucked in the Carpathian Mountains between Ukraine, Slovakia, and Poland is the remote, sparsely populated village of Stuzhytsia (roughly “cold place” in Ukrainian). A young director and cinematographer come to town and meet three women: the no-nonsense, elderly solo farmer Hanna; the sympathetic, beleaguered postwoman Maria; and the intrepid biologist Nelya. An attentive work of observational cinema quickly develops into something more porous and collaborative when the women’s sense of community and instinct for connection draw the filmmakers in front of the camera. They toast and drink together, they sit for dinner and develop a genial rapport, and the young men even bring Hanna a piglet to adopt. The opposite of a detached portrait, Three Women freely engages and communes with the village, capturing the warmth of the place and its people. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2022 DOK Leipzig. New York premiere
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Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.