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Short Films from Docudays UA at Bouquet Kyiv Stage!

19 August 2019

On August 23, we invite you to attend screenings of short documentaries from Docudays UA as part of the screening program Film Bouquet. The program presents nine days of new Ukrainian cinema at the festival Bouquet Kyiv Stage, which takes place in the territory of St. Sophia’s Cathedral and in the building of the Golden Gate Museum.

 

At the festival, Docudays UA will demonstrate five short films: Lifelong Songs by Ulyana Osovska, Coda by Anna Corzh, Facade Color: Blue by Oleksiy Radynski, Shut the Fuck Up! by Taisiia Kutuzova, and No Status. Ukraine by Dmytro Tiazhlov.

 

Lifelong Songs is a story of two women with very different lives, united not just by their shared name Nadia, which means hope in Ukrainian, but also by their great love for folk song. Coda is also linked to a special musical rhythm. The title of the film speaks for itself, because a coda is the final chapter in music that replicates all the main themes of the music piece.

 

The other documentaries are three of the films that won CIVIL PITCH: Civil Activism Films. No Status. Ukraine tells the stories of Alexey, an activist from Russia, and Nurkhan, a journalist from Kyrgyzstan. With the help of the No Borders initiative, they are trying to obtain refugee status in Ukraine.

 

The protagonist of the film Shut the Fuck Up! by Taisiia Kutuzova is the activist Serhiy Chaharov, who has fought against corruption in his home village of Hatne near Kyiv since he was 15 years old. His weapons are documents and journalistic texts. And one night, an explosive device is placed in his yard. And in Facade Color: Blue, we see the architect and artist Florian Yuriev. In order to save his architectural project, Kyiv’s “Flying Saucer,” from turning into a part of a shopping mall, Florian Yuriev launches a campaign against the arbitrary power of developers in the capital.

 

In addition, the Film Bouquet program includes film selections from the Golden Dzyga National Film Award, Odesa International Film Festival, Docudays UA, Open Night, Molodist, KROK and other festivals.

 

The screenings will be held until August 25 at the Golden Gate Museum. They will begin at 7:00 p.m. every day. Entry to all the events of the film festival is free (with an entry ticket to the territory of the Golden Gate). See the program here.

 

More details about the Docudays UA screenings can be found at this link.

 

Header photo: Facade Color: Blue

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