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The Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University will screen and discuss Valentyn Vasyanovych’s lesser known feature documentary Crepuscule (Prismerk, 2013). Professor Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the program and moderate the post-screening discussion. Ukrainian with English subtitles. Running time: 61 minutes.
In this film, the most talked about and internationally celebrated Ukrainian film director explores the eternal issues of life and death. The protagonists of this intimate narrative are Maria and Oleksander Vasyanovych, the director’s own close family living in a North-Ukrainian village. The film is an early exemplar of Vasyanovych’s signature filmmaking style that came into full force in his war drama Atlantis (2019) and captivated viewers and critics alike around the world. Crepuscule is the winner of the Best Ukrainian Film Award at the Odesa International Film Festival (2014).
Read Yuri Shevchuk’s 2021 interview with Valentyn Vasyanovych.