The attendance at cinemas increased more than a third recently. The data of The Motion Pictures Association (Belgium) and BORIS collection system (Moscow, Russia) display the situation.
A new modern version of Hamlet is being shot in Crimea. The original Shakespeare’s plot with the same protagonists and problems is moved to XXI century. Hamlet and others spend their life playing billiards, in night clubs, on yachts.
Master-classes for the young film-makers and creative young people with the masters of the modern cinema such as Krzysztof Zanussi, Mark Rudinshtein, Alexandr Proshkin will be held during the First Kyiv International Film Festival in Ivan Franko National Theatre.
Peter Greenaway is going to visit Kyiv these days. The famous British film director, writer, screenwriter and artist was invited to open The 1st Kyiv International Film Festival where ‘Rembrandt’s J’accuse’ his last film would be shown. Inauguration of the festival will be held in May 29, 2009 in Ivan Franko National Theatre. Next day […]
The 1st Kyiv International Film Festival (KIFF) will be held in Kyiv since May, 29 till June, 3 2009. Bogdan Stupka the founder and president of the festival promised that it will become annual.
The 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 13 to May 24, 2009. This is the second time when Ukraine will be presented on Festival with own exhibition hall on Festival Film Market. Firstly Ukraine actively participated in 2008.
The company of Samuel L Jackson and H20 Motion pictures optioned the biography of Andrew Mwangura for screening. Samuel L Jackson the famous Hollywood actor is going to play the leading part in the movie about the founder of the outreach program for ferrymen.
Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 50 millions of hryvnas for domestic filmmaking in 2009. This money would be used for finishing the unfinished film projects in case that it is a government order and if its closedown can lead to financial loss.
The film “Radunitsa” directed by young Ukrainian director Roman Bondarchuk got The Prize of the Audience at the “goEast” East Europe Film Festival that was held in Wiesbaden, Hessen.
Bernard Brochand the mayor of Cannes expressed the willingness to help Kyiv in organization of Molodist International Film Festival. He emphasized that Cannes can help to enter into cooperation with eminent actors and directors. In addition he promised to show on Molodist Film Festival some French films that Ukrainians haven’t seen before.