Talent Defying Adversity: New Films From Ukraine

Thursday, November 17, 2005
Room 717, Hamilton Hall, Columbia University

Over the last year, despite the lack of financial support for film-making from the Ukrainian government and private investors, Ukraine has not only continued to make films, but has won major international cinema awards. For its November event, the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University, will present the works of interesting, talented andpromising Ukrainian artists who persevered in the face of adversity. The program will include films made within the last three years, including animation such as: “Streetcar #9” (director Stepan Koval, 2002, 10 min.); “Kompromiks” (2002, 5 min.) and “The Snow Will Cover the Roads” (2004, 7 min.) (both directed by Yevhen Syvokin); “Next” (dir. Anatoliy Lavrenyshyn, 2003, 3 min.); “Bad Omen” (dir. Oksana Chernenko, 2004, 4 min.); and short features such as: “When I’m Afraid” (dir. Liusia Pavlenko, 2004, 11 min.); “Hunka” (dir. Olena Tereshkova, 2004, 10 min.), “Oligarch” (dir. Oleksiy Rosych, 2004, 25 min.); and “My Gogol” (dir. Vera Yakovenko, 2003, 20 min.) Dr. Yuri Shevchuk, director of the Ukrainian Film Club, will also give an update of Ukrainian cinema news. Snacks and drinks will be provided by the Columbia Ukrainian Student Society. (To see the Ukrainian Film Club website, please see Ukrainian Film Club at Columbia University.)