Fragile Memory

Sat 30 Sep
Festivals & Series

Young director Ihor Ivanko, grandson of leading Soviet cameraman at Odesa Film Studio, Leonid Burlaka, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, discovers a hidden and damaged film and photo archive from his grandfather’s past.

The damaged negatives become a reflection on Burlaka’s fading memory and go on to become art pieces in their own right. This is a stirring portrait of Burlaka and his relationship with his family, looking back on 50 years of the Odesa Film Studios and Soviet filmmaking.

As part of the 2023 London Georgian Black Sea Film Festival



Special screening

Film followed by a virtual Q&A with director Ihor Ivanko