Film program of Ukrainian Spring Festival in Brussels announced

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Spring takes place at the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts from September 18 to 20
23:07, 17 September 2020

Ukrainian Spring

The annual festival of Ukrainian culture Ukrainian Spring will start on September 18 in Brussels.

The Ukrainian Spring offline film program has brought together new Ukrainian movies of 2019-2020, which were shown for the first time at the best festivals, have won awards and have become popular hits. The offline film program includes three films:

  • The comedy My Thoughts Are Silent directed by Antonio Lukich.

Twenty-five-year-old Vadym works as a sound recordist. When a generous job offer comes along which could help him fulfil his dream to move to Canada, he doesn’t think twice and sets out to record the sounds of animals in the Carpathians… In his visually inspired road movie, subtly enhanced by its synthesized score, debuting director Antonio Lukich demonstrates a highly unusual talent for constructing tragicomic situations.

  • The drama Homeward directed by Nariman Aliev.

Having lost his oldest son in the war between Russia and Ukraine, Mustafa resolves to bring the boy’s body to the land of his birth: Crimea. Together, he and his younger son set out on a journey that will profoundly mark their relationship.

  • In the program of the festival the audience will also see a Ukrainian documentary sensation - The Earth is Blue like an Orange by Iryna Tsilyk

Anna and her four children live in a small town in the "red zone" of Donbass, Ukraine. To cope with a life disrupted by war, they decide to shoot films about their daily life and their real-life misadventures, as if they were in a fiction. An unexpected and meaningful point of view that makes us see love, friendship and hope in the midst of an extreme situation.

The online program Ukrainian Spring will be shown on the website of the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts from September 25 to October 4. It includes festival hits of previous years - drama The Tribe by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, eastern The Wild Fields by Yaroslav Lodygin, documentary My Father is my My Mother's Brother by Vadym Ilkov and drama When The Trees Fall by Marysia Nikitiuk. The films will be available for watching in Belgium.

Also in the program of the festival, the guests of Ukrainian Spring will have an online meeting with the director, activist and former political prisoner Oleg Sentsov - in the traditional for Bozar center discussion format Agora. The discussion will be moderated by history professor Odd Merlin.

Ukrainian Spring will take place at the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts (Brussels, Belgium) from September 18 to 20.

Festival schedule:

September 18

20:00 - My Thoughts are Silent

September 19

15:00 - Zoom-discussion with Oleg Sentsov

19:00 - The Earth is Blue like an Orange

September 20

18:30 - Homeward

As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian My Thoughts Are Silent movie joined the contest program of Beijing International Film Festival 

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