On March 19, 2009 the Ukrainian Government approved a bill №2595 About making alterations in the law of Ukraine On a cinematography (in relation to state supporting of national film production).
The Star Media Production Company has presented its new film “O, Luckyman!” at March, 12 2009. The film’s trailer and some fragments of the release version had been shown as a part of the presentation. The official premier of this film is planned for next month.
The premiere of the long-expected film “Taras Bulba” is coming soon. The official release was rescheduled several times; most recently the November 2008 release was moved forward to spring 2009. It is planed for April, 2 2009 to the 200th Gogol’s anniversary.
Ukraine and German has started a new joint film production. The “You, my joy” is a first feature film by Sergey Loznitsa. Oleg Kohan (SOTA Cinema Group, Ukraine) and Hino Deckert (Deckert Distribution, German) are the producers of the project; Dmitryj Mular is planed to act the leading part in the film.
The pop singer Viktor Pavlik was proposed to play in a new Hollywood thriller “Cyclone”. According to the plot he will act the part of mafioso who arrived in America in the guise of a Ukrainian singer. The action develops in San Francisco near the celebrated shopping mall Powell and Great Canyon. It is known […]
The film “Golod ‘33” (The Famine of ‘33d) by Oles Yanchuk was awarded with The Henri-Langlois First Prize at the Vincennes Film Festival. This International film event took place in February 2, 2009. Its mission is showing old restored films and new films about topical problems of the human history. The previous winners of the […]
The Kyivites have the opportunity to see the last film by Olexander Shapiro on the wide screen. It’s being screened from DVD in Russian with Ukrainian subtitles in some Kyiv’s cinemas since January 29. “The Casting” is another provocative film-experiment of Shapiro.
Ukraine will present five film premieres at the Berlinale European Film Market (EFM) this year. There is “The Living” by S. Bukovsky, “Melody for Barrel-organ” new movie by Kira Muratova, “Birds of Paradise” directed by R. Balayan, “Once I will not Sleep” the film debut of Marina Kondratieva and animation full-length film “A Good Soldier […]
The KROK International Animated Films Festival: The Optional Stop took place in Kyiv this weekend. During three days cinephiles had the opportunity to see the best examples of the competitive program and retrospective show of famous masters such as Koji Yamamura and Michel Ocelot.
The information about participants of Berlinale 2009 has been published. This year competitive programme includes also Ukrainian participant. The short film “Diagnoz” by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy will represent Ukraine on the 59th Berlin International Film Festival which is held from February 05 to February 15, 2009.