Ukraine

  • Antonio Lukich – Moyi dumky tykh AKA My Thoughts Are Silent (2019) (HD)

    2011-2020Antonio LukichArthouseComedyUkraine
    Moyi dumky tykh (2019)
    Moyi dumky tykh (2019)

    My Thoughts Are Silent (Ukrainian: «Мої думки тихі», romanized: Moi dumky tykhi) is a Ukrainian comedy-drama film by director Antonio Lukich.

    A sound engineer tries to record the song of a rare bird that dwells in the Ukrainian Carpathians.Read More »

  • Sergey Rakhmanin – Chelovek K AKA K Man (1992)

    1991-2000DramaSergey RakhmaninUkraine
    Chelovek K (1992)
    Chelovek K (1992)

    The main character, which is a prototype of Kafka, is on his way to achieving true self-cognition. The impetus for this was vague childhood memories associated with emotions, as well as the identification of his identity with certain images at that period. He is facing an internal conflict, tearing him apart, between creativity and reality that are not compatible with each other.Read More »

  • Mstyslav Chernov – 20 Days in Mariupol (2023)

    2021-2030DocumentaryMstyslav ChernovPoliticsUkraine
    20 Days in Mariupol (2023)
    20 Days in Mariupol (2023)

    A team of Ukrainian journalists from The Associated Press (AP) trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later become defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more. After nearly a decade covering international conflicts, including the Russia-Ukraine war for the AP, 20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL is Mstyslav Chernov’s first feature length film. Drawing on Chernov’s daily news dispatches and personal footage of his own country at war, 20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL is a vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught in the siege, as well as a window into what it’s like to report from a conflict zone, and the impact of such journalism around the globe.Read More »

  • Tonya Noyabrova – Ty mene lubysh? AKA Do You Love Me? (2023)

    2021-2030DramaTonya NoyabrovaUkraine
    Ty mene lubysh? (2023)
    Ty mene lubysh? (2023)

    Ukraine, one year before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Fun-loving Kira is 17 and is a budding actor, something she has no trouble proving before her bedroom mirror to the strains of “Venus” by Bananarama. In an era known in Ukrainian as “Perebudova” or “remodelling”, colourful nylon stockings are all the rage, her parents’ generation is celebrating with caviar on toast and raising crystal glasses amidst not-quite-conformist paintings, and artistic types are wondering where they can get their hands on cheap dollars. Meanwhile, Kira retreats to the kitchen to investigate a plastic bag of flotsam from the West containing chewing gum, a glittery jumper and a can of Pepsi. Her life is about to take off, but her family and the country she lives in are beginning to fall apart.Read More »

  • Maksym Nakonechnyi – Bachennya metelyka AKA Butterfly Vision (2022)

    2021-2030DramaMaksym NakonechnyiUkraine

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    Returning home from the front line after being held captive for two months, soldier Lilia (29 y.o.) discovers that she is pregnant after being raped by her warden. Will she manage to survive this trauma and save the child in a society that is not ready to accept either of them?Read More »

  • Kira Muratova – Nastroyshchik AKA The Tuner (2004)

    2001-2010ArthouseCrimeKira MuratovaUkraine

    PLOT: A young piano tuner befriends two rich old-ladies, and plots, with the help of his girlfriend, to betray their trust and steal from them.Read More »

  • Pavel Kolomoytsev – Chyornaya kozha AKA Black Skin (1930) (HD)

    1921-1930DramaPavel KolomoytsevSilentSoviet silent cinemaUkraine

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    Three American workers are dismissed from the Ford plant during the Depression, and come to the Soviet Union. Not wanting to live with a man of “inferior race” one (Sam) kicks the other (Tom) out of the dorm. The Soviet workers are outraged by the American’s ugly act, declare a boycott of Sam and convince him to abandon racial prejudices and make peace with Tom.Read More »

  • Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk – Pamfir (2022) (HD)

    2021-2030Dmytro Sukholytkyy-SobchukDramaThrillerUkraine

    After several months away, Pamfir returns to his family on the eve of a traditional carnival. Because of how unconditional their love is, Pamfir is forced to reconnect with his unhappy past in order to make up for his only child’s mistake of starting a fire at the prayer place. He will be led down a dangerous path with unrecoverable consequences.

    18 wins, 22 nominations.Read More »

  • Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi – Plemya AKA The Tribe (2014)

    2011-2020ArthouseDramaMyroslav SlaboshpytskyiUkraine

    A deaf teenager struggles to fit into the boarding school system.

    Set in a Ukrainian school for the deaf and mute, The Tribe follows new student Sergey as he gets a crash course in who’s really in charge. The decrepit institution is awash in drugs, prostitution and organized petty crime. This incredible film has one particularly daring aspect: it is acted entirely in sign language without the aid of subtitles or voice-over. The audience follows the story through the physicality of the performances and the emphatic intensity of the signing. Heightened by a hormone-laced narrative, with kids engaging in explicit sex and violence, The Tribe is an unforgettable cinematic experience, from its epic, wordless opening shot to the brutal finale.Read More »

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