Sun 8 Dec

Swan Lake: The Zone

Cert. tbc

Special Screenings

Ukrainian Film Days

96 mins

in Ukrainian with En subs

Soviet Union/CAN/USA/SWE | 1990 | dir. Yuri Ilyenko, with Victor Solovyov, Lyudmila Yefimenko, Maia Bulgakova, Pylyp Ilyenko

Based on a screenplay by famous filmmaker Sergey Parajanov, this story was shot in 1990, a year before the Soviet Union collapsed. A convict on the run hides within a hammer and sickle monument. When a woman comes to his aid, romance ensues. Startling imagery, complex storytelling and a haunting performance by the lead actor are a lasting testament to Yuri Ilyenko’s brilliant talent and skill as a director.

Followed by a discussion with Ian Christie (Birkbeck College). Moderated by Marina Pesenti, Director of the Ukrainian Institute London

Sun 8 Dec 7pm

French Film Festival

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Sun 08 Dec