Farewell to cinema!

The Roof

Year
1990
Country
UkrSSR
Duration
20’
Director
Serhiy Bukovsky

Filmed at a shelter for disabled people in a local monastery in Western Ukraine (Volyn), this is one of the most brutal documentations of decline in the Soviet social sphere at the end of ‘perestroika’. The Roof by Serhiy Bukovsky balances between the stories of two people in this shelter who have been excluded from ‘normal’ Soviet life – a warden, who is proud of her daily ‘good deeds’, and a patient in the shelter, who shows the film crew the residents’ inhumane living conditions. Thanks to the exceptional accuracy of observation and the complete immersion of the camera into the life of the shelter, Bukovsky was able to turn his film into a general image of the disintegration of the social state, which only worsened after the collapse of the USSR.

Production
Українська студія хронікально-документальних фільмів / Ukrainian News and Documentary Film Studio
Director
Serhiy Bukovsky

Serhiy Bukovsky was born in 1959. He is non-fiction film director, maker of more than 30 documentary films, including Tomorrow Is a Holiday (1987), The Roof (1989), The Dash Sign (1992), To Berlin! (1995), The War. Ukrainian Count (2002), Spell Your Name (2006), The Living (2008).

Cinema House, Blue Hall
Cinema House
vul. Saksahanskoho, 6
Farewell to cinema! Q & A with program curator Oleksiy Radynsky
Sunday
24 March 2013
14:00
17 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Tomorrow Is a Holiday
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Tomorrow Is a Holiday
Year
1987
Country
UkrSSR
Director
Serhiy Bukovsky
Duration
20
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The Wall
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The Wall
Year
1988
Country
UkrSSR
Director
Israel Goldstein
Duration
20
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Levels of Democracy
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Levels of Democracy
Year
1992
Country
Ukraine
Director
Heorhiy Shkliarevsky
Duration
20
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A Farewell to Cinema
Farewell to cinema!
A Farewell to Cinema
Year
1995
Country
Ukraine
Director
Israel Goldstein
Duration
20
Farewell to cinema!