March 26: What is worth watching

25 March 2014

Except for the competition screenings, the detailed information on which you can find on our web-site, Docudays UA offers numerous non-competition events. We remind you that the festival takes place in three locations: Cinema House, Kinopanorama cinema, and Kyiv cinema. Entrance is free.


Briefly about the most interesting.


Master of the Universe, dir. Marc Bauder, Germany, 2013, 99'

Rainer Voss was one of Germany’s top investment bankers. He made a million euros in profit every day. In an empty office tower in Frankfurt’s financial district, Voss tells all: his work, motivations, family life, and vision for the world’s financial future. 

Discussion on banking system corruption, featuring experts from the Anti-Corruption Action Center

Cinema House. Red Hall. 7:00 pm.


Pussy versus Putin, dir. Gogol's Wives, Russia, 2013, 60' 

The Best Mid-Length Documentary at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. A brilliant archive chronicle of the Pussy Riot story.

Q&A with director

Kinopanorama. The Big Hall. 7:00 pm.



Konstantin and Mouse, USA, 2007, 65’ 

Konstantin Kuzminsky was one of five young St. Petersburg poets whose collection of poetry was published in New York in 1972. Two of them – Kuzminsky and Josef Brodsky – soon immigrated to the United States. Brodsky became famous, but Kuzminsky’s fate is different..

Q&A with director

Cinema House. Blue Hall. 7:00 pm



Ghosts in Our Machine, dir. Liz Marshall, Canada, 2013, 92'

Award-winning photographer and activist Jo-Anne McArthur has been traveling the world for over ten years to document the mistreatment and suffering of animals at the hands of western industry. Poetic and engaging, this powerful film will spark important conversations about the relationships between human and nonhuman animals on our shrinking planet.

Kinopanorama. The Big Hall. 19:00 



Ballroom Dancer, dir. Christian Bonke, Andreas Koefoed, Denmark, 2011, 84’

А spectacular, theatrically constructed film of grand, high-quality fiction about Slavik Kryklyvyy, a once legendary World Latin American Dance Champion, captured at a critical period of his life.
Q&A with program director 

Cinema House. Blue Hall. 9:00 pm



DOCU/CLASS workshops:

Chris McDonald’s master classHow to devise a successful strategy to promote a film at festivals?

Simultaneous interpreting 

Chris McDonald was Born in Montreal, Canada, and holds a degree in Film Studies from McGill University. He was Development Director for five years at the prestigious Canadian Film Centre, the advanced film, television and new media training centre founded by director Norman Jewison. Chris was appointed Executive Director of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (North America’s largest documentary festival) in October 1998. In 2013, he was named Hot Docs’ President. Prior to working at the CFC, Chris worked for two national environmental organizations. He sits on several industry advisory boards, and has served on panels and juries at leading film festivals and markets around the world.

Kinopanorama. The Small Hall. 12 pm.


Master class by Max Afanasyev and Oleksandr Yudin: Liquid Television 

Simultaneous interpreting   

Liquid TV. The story of the format’s invention and the syndrome of information asphyxia. The thread breaks where it is weakest: a boundary between the fictional, the documentary and the observed. Where can we find stories in our daily life? What features does reality need in order to be noticed? Where does an event hide and how can it be staged? Macro-event and micro-event. What is fiction documentation? A bus conversation as a basis for dramaturgy. Failed at Youtube, but successful in the gallery.

Kinopanorama. The Small Hall. 2 pm.

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