Fiction Director: Sharunas Bartas Genre: Drama Country: Lithuania, Poland, France, Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian, English, French Length: 132 Minutes Frost – Synopsis The young Lithuanian Rokas accepts the order to deliver a lot of humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian army, plunged in full separatist conflict with Russia. In the company of his girlfriend Inga, he will discover the horrors of war. After an episode involving a group of journalists living in a strange hedonistic bubble, this couple of travelers will go through a crisis that will transform their lives. With a story that navigates between disturbing silences and sharp
Documentary original title: Herr Pilipenko und sein U-Boot Director: Jan-Hinrik Drevs, René Harder Genre: Documentary Country: Germany Language: Ukrainian Length: 90 Minutes Mister Pilipenko and his Submarine – Synopsis Vladimir Pilipenko loves to be in his workshop. This is where he has spent days and nights for the last three decades, building a submarine out of scrap parts. In the middle of the Ukrainian steppe. The amazing thing is: The bright green vehicle works! At least in the local village pond. But Vladimir Pilipenko wants to prove that he can really dive with his submarine – in the Black Sea.
Fiction other title: Partenonas, Stasi Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: Drama Country: Lithuania, Finland, France Language: Ukrainian, Russian, Arabic, English, Turkish Length: 119 Minutes Parthenon – Synopsis In a cheap brothel at the foothills of an Athenian fortress, a man recounts the magnificent events of his life. His search for love and glory is retold and relived by many: a prostitute with an unredeemable past, a gangster haunted by bad luck, an icon painter who has no faith… In one of the stories, the man finds his riches, in another he becomes a vagabond prophet, in yet another he returns home
Documentary Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: war Country: Lithuania, Finland Language: Chechen, Russian Length: 59 Minutes Barzakh – Synopsis In a Chechen city recovering after the war, a man disappears. As daily life goes on, those in search are drawn into a world where encounters with diviners and legal advisors, with the torturers and the tortured, with secret prisons and mythical lakes all become commonplace. Consolation and help only come from neighbours and relatives or accidentally met strangers people who themselves live with the loss or who are ones that have returned from where no one returns. The neighbour waits for
Documentary Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius Genre: war Country: Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, France Language: Russian Length: 90 Minutes Mariupolis – Synopsis A man repairs his fishing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt and cables are fixed the same day. A small concert is given for factory workers and the sincere performance of a violinist makes them cry. Bombs fall into the sea, no one notices. Everyday life is defined by bomb threats in Mariupol, a city in the Ukraine, situated to the east of the Crimea and once populated by Greeks.
An eleven part Docuseries directed by Yaroslav Korotkov and produced by Lera Koptseva DOCUSERIES IN DEVELOPMENT: CLICK HERE TO HELP THE PROJECT Director: Yaroslav Korotkov Format: 11 episodes (30 minutes each) Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian “WE” – Synopsis, as told by director Yaroslav Korotkov and producer Lera Koptseva “For many years we have been trying to understand our national identity. What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? With a strong historical foundation, we believe that you could boldly answer who you really are. Ukraine is only 30 years old. However, the end of the 19th century, the beginning of
Documentary Director: Enrico Parenti, Luca Gennari Genre: war Country: Ukraine Language: Russian, Ukrainian Length: 64 Minutes Novorossiya – Synopsis Brand new film from the Ukrainian eastern fronts of Donetsk and Luhansk where the Russian army and pro-Russian separatists had been waging a war against Ukraine even before Putin’s full-scale invasion in 2022. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine did not start last month, but in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea and the following warfare in the two Eastern Ukrainian regions Donetsk and Luhansk where pro-Russian separatists proclaimed their territory a brand new state: Novorossiya, or New Russia. No one but Russia
Documentary Director: Cyril TuschiGenre: DocumentaryCountry: GermanyLanguage: German, RussianLength: 90 Minutes Chodorkowskis neue Freiheit (2016) – Synopsis “Chodorkowskis neue Freiheit” is the sequel to Tuschi’s 2011 documentary “Der Fall Chodorkowski”, when Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky was still in prison in Siberia. The sequel follows the former oil oligarch’s first steps to freedom after his nemesis, Russian President Putin, suddenly pardoned him in December 2013. Tuschi questions Khodorkovsky as a kind of key witness for Russia and challenges him to be ruthlessly honest. Who is Khodorkovsky really? Is he planning his return to Russia? Does he want to take revenge on Putin
Documentary Director: Askold KurovGenre: DocumentaryCountry: Czech Republic, Estonia and PolandLanguage: Russian, Ukrainian and EnglishLength: 75 Minutes Also known as: Protses: filʹm pro spravu Sentsova (original title), Процесс: Российское государство против Олега Сенцова (Russian title), Der Prozess: Der russische Staat gegen Oleg Senzov (German title) Availability:vimeo.comARD Mediathek until 12/16/2022 in German see also Oleg Sentsov’s statement on arte The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (2017) – Synopsis Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian filmmaker, Euromaidan activist and native of Crimea. After the Russian annexation of Crimea, he became an active opponent of the occupation. In May 2014, he was
Fiction Director: Agnieszka Holland Writer: Andrea Chalupa Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom Language: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Welsh Length: 141 Minutes Also known as: Red Secrets – Im Fadenkreuz Stalins (German Title), L’Ombre de Staline (French title), Гарет Джонс (Russian title), L’ombra di Stalin (Italian title), Obywatel Jones (Polish title) Mr Jones – Synopsis 1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton) is an ambitious young Welsh journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. Whilst working as an advisor to Lloyd George, he is now looking for his next big story. The
Documentary Original Title: The Other Chelsea – A story from Donetsk Director: Jakob Preuss Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine, Germany Language: Russian, English + Ukrainian subtitles Length: 89 Minutes Also known as: Другой Челси: История из Донецка, Інший Челсі: Історія з Донецька The Other Chelsea – Synopsis Donetsk is the coal-mining area of Ukraine. Here most people work for low wages in the run down mines, while others make a lot of money. No matter which side of the social divide you are on, coming from Donetsk you will almost certainly be an opponent of the Orange Revolution and a fan
Merry-Go-Round, by Ihor Podolchak Fiction, Short Film Original Title: Merry-Go-Round, also known as Карусель Director: Ihor Podolchak Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 5 Minutes Merry-Go-Round – Synopsis Somnambulistic circus Ribera&Velazquez welcomes everyone to the show, where shadows, that escaped the platonic cave, turn the carousel in the foggy catacombs. Merry-Go-Round Trailer on imdb.com Further Information on Delirium: imdb.com Wikipedia in English Wikipedia in Ukrainian Also see: Las Meninas, by Ihor Podolchak and Dean Karr
Delirium, by Ihor Podolchak Fiction Director: Ihor Podolchak Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 100 Minutes Also known as: Деліріум (Ukrainian title) Delirium – Synopsis A family asks a young psychiatrists to be their guest and look after their father who’s developed a suicidal fixation for ropes and knots. It is also entirely possible that the mental health of the guest is the real cause for concern. Further Information: imdb.com Wikipedia in English / Ukrainian Please visit our Movies section on Filmmakers for Ukraine
Las Meninas, by Ihor Podolchak & Dean Karr Fiction Director: Ihor Podolchak, Dean Karr Writer: Ihor Podolchak Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian, English subtitles Length: 99 Minutes Also known as: Меніни (Ukrainian title) Las Meninas – Synopsis A family of four lives in the suburbs household. Through a complex interplay of light and mirrors, it’s more art installation than a house. The main character is a son in early thirties who almost does not appear on the screen. Suffering from asthma and struggling with dermatitis since his childhood, a man uses his condition to manipulate their parents and sister.
Fiction Other Title: Zemlya, Зeмля Director: Alexander Dovzhenko Genre: silent film Country: Soviet Union Language: Length: 76 Minutes See Earth (1930) on youtube.com Synopsis: Earth (Зeмля, Zemlya) is a 1930 film from the Soviet Union, shot in Ukraine, directed by Alexander Dovzhenko. The rather slight story centers on the Opanas family, farmers in a small Ukranian village. Vasyl, an enthusiastic young communist, is a strong advocate of collectivization, the process of grouping privately owned farms into collective farms to be shared by all. His father Opanas is skeptical, and the local kulaks (rich farmers), led by the Bilokin family, resist
Documentary Director: Johann Feindt & Tamara Trampe Genre: Documentary, war Country: Germany, France Language: Chechen, German voice over Length: 92 Minutes Synopsis: Der brisante Dokumentarfilm reflektiert anhand der Erfahrungen junger Soldaten, die seelisch und körperlich gebrochen aus dem Einsatz zurückkehren, über den Krieg in Tschetschenien. Als Montage emotionaler Konfrontationen angelegt, gewinnt er durch die Nähe und das Vertrauen zwischen Regisseuren und Protagonisten. Die Reflexionen der jungen Männer werden durch Erinnerungen eines älteren Afghanistan-Veteranen, Szenen aus dem Moskauer Komitee der Soldatenmütter und Bilder eines brutalen Einsatzes der russischen Armee gegen Tschetschenen erweitert und vertieft. – Sehenswert ab 16. (Source: filmdienst.de) Further
Fiction Other Title: Iz zavyazanymy ochyma Director: Kateryna Gornostai Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 100 Minutes Synopsis: Young MMA fighter Yuliya has lost her boyfriend in the war in eastern Ukraine. She starts a new relationship to make her life move forward. (Source: Cineuropa) Winner Best Feature Debut at Warsaw International Film Festival 2020 Further Information: imdb.com
Fiction Other Title: Director: Kateryna Gornostai Genre: Drama Country: Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 121 Minutes Synopsis: An introverted high-school girl Masha sees herself as an outsider unless she hangs around with Yana and Senia who share her non-conformist status. While she is trying to navigate through an intense time of the pre-graduation year, Masha falls in love that forces her to leave her comfort zone. From a debutant Ukrainian director Kateryna Gornostai, a deeply personal story about self-discovery and the patience it requires. (Source: Cineuropa) Stop-Zemlia was produced by Kyiv-based ESSE Production House, and Germany’s Pluto Film has the international rights. Further Information: imdb.com
Fiction Other Title: Носоріг Director: Oleh Sentsov Genre: Drama Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine Language: Ukrainian Length: 101 Minutes Synopsis: Starting out as a petty thief, a young man nicknamed “Rhino” quickly works his way up the criminal hierarchy in 1990s Ukraine. Rhino has only known power and cruelty, but with nothing left to lose, could he finally find a chance at redemption?. (Source: Cineuropa) Rhino was produced by Ukraine’s Arthouse Traffic and Cry Cinema, and was co-produced by Poland’s Apple Film Production and German outfit ma.ja.de Fiction. Its world sales are handled by WestEnd Films. Further Information: imdb.com Wikipedia in English Wikipedia in Ukrainian
Fiction Director: Peter Kerekes Genre: Drama Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine Language: Russian Length: 93 Minutes Synopsis: Lesya has committed a crime of passion which brings her a seven-year sentence in one of Odessa’s women’s correctional facilities. She has just given birth to her first child, and now she is entering a world populated only by women: inmates, nurses and wardens, women of all ages, wives and widows, daughters, sisters, pregnant women, and women with children. If not for the colour of the uniform, it would sometimes be hard to tell who is who. (Source: Cineuropa) Further Information: imdb.com Wikipedia