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ЖИВА ВАТРАLIVING FIRE
2016, 52 min. Documentary
Script & director Ostap Kostyuk
Ukraine

An artistic documentary about the life of shepherds in the Ukrainian Carpathians, and the fate of traditional crafts against the background of modern changes. About a day-to-job work without weekends, or any right to show weakness. About the harmonious world we have lost in the search for comfort, and about the childhood we leave behind when we put on the roles of adults. MaGiKa Film, State Film Agency of Ukraine

ДИБУК. ІСТОРІЯ МАНДРІВНИХ ДУШTHE DYBBUK. A TALE OF WANDERING SOULS / DYBUK. RZECZ O WĘDRÓWCE DUSZ
2015, 86/52 min., documentary
Script & Director Krzysztof Kopczyński
Poland, Sweden, Ukraine

Rebbe Nachman, the holy leader of the Breslov Hasidim movement, was born four years after 1768, the year that a large peasant rebellion led by the Cossacks Gonta and Zalizniak, slaughtered 20,000 Uman residents – both Jews and Poles. Today, every year, thousands of Hasidim from 70 countries visit Rebbe Nachman's grave in Uman, Ukraine. The crowds of Hasidim support a large part of the city's economy, but not everybody in the city is happy with that. Ukrainian nationalists agitate against the foreigners and accuse the local authorities of selling out to Hasidim. A large Christian cross is erected by the lake, where the largest group of Hasidim come to pray every year.
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ВАГРИЧ І ЧОРНИЙ КВАДРАТVAGRICH AND THE BLACK SQUARE
2014, 81 min. Documentary
Script and director Andrei Zagdansky
USA, Ukraine

The film is a collage, an essay and a documentary in tribute to an avant-garde artist and writer Vagrich Bakhchanyan. Viewers are immersed in the absurd and bitterly funny universe of the artist, as scholars and friends reflect on his life, enigma and mystique of his connection with Kazimir Malevich’s famous “Black Square” – an inception point of Russian avant-garde.
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РАЙДУГА НАД КАРАКУМАМИRAINBOW OVER THE KARAKUM DESERT
2014, 52 min. documentary
Script Sergey Trymbach
Director Valery Balayan
With support by the State Film Agency of Ukraine

In July 1941, due to the Wehrmacht’s whirlwind attack, the Kyiv Film Studio was evacuated to the capital of Turkmenistan - Ashgabat. This is where, thousands of miles from the front line, one of the most famous films in the history of cinema will be made. One of them – “Rainbow” (1944) directed by Mark Donskoi – has become the high point of the world cinema.
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