Schedule 2019

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The orphanage
Parwareshghah / Сиротинець / The orphanage
  • 2019, 90'
  • Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Afghanistan, Qatar
  • Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat
  • prod: Katja Adomeit, Marina Perales Marhuenda, Xavier Rocher, Jani Thiltges, Shahrbanoo Sadat
  • script: Shahrbanoo Sadat
  • cast: Anwar Hashimi, Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli, Masihullah Feraji, Hasibullah Rasooli, Ahmad Fayaz Omani
16 July, 10:00
In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big Bollywood fan and he daydreams himself into some of his favorite movie scenes. One day the police bring him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the children want to defend their home.
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10 Children film contest finalists
Показ фіналістів конкурсу дитячих фільмів / 10 Children film contest finalists
  • 40'
  • Ukraine
16 July, 11:00
Festival Center RODINA, Red Hall
In the fall of 2018, Children KinoFest announced the start of the third competition of short films made by children from 7 to 14 years old. This screening includes 10 best films as decided by the selection committee.Robots, dir. Artem Borodai, 3My Yard, dir. Lidiia Malinovska, 2Children And the City, dir. Maksym Shelest, 5Forest School, dir. Anna Zusmanovska, 8A Story from the Cats Life, dir. Valerii Borodai, 2Do You Hear?, dir. Yaroslav Bahno, 5Live Real, dirs. 6-A class pupils, 12017, or A Girl with a Cockroach, dir. Olesia Myronenko, 4To Wash Or Not to Wash, dirs. Amina Saseii, Olha Antoshko, Diana Bozhko, Kateryna Tkachenko. Kateryna Pokora, Oleksandra Fedarkova, 3I Will Give You the Sea, dirs. Lina Kior, Kateryna Prokopenko, Arina Nedbailo, Oleksandra Riabokon, Diana Kurkchi, Alisa Zichuk, Davyd Morozov, Anastasiia Kosolapova, Liza Kuznetsova, 7
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Katriel Schory: "The Creative Initiator – Producer – A Hunter – Constantly hunting for a good story"
Катріель Шорі: "Творчий ініціатор - продюсер - мисливець - що полює на гарну історію" / Katriel Schory: "The Creative Initiator – Producer – A Hunter – Constantly hunting for a good story"
  • 90'
16 July, 11:00
Festival Center RODINA, Cosy Hall
Synonymes / Синоніми / Synonyms
  • 2019, 123'
  • France, Israel, Germany
  • Director: Nadav Lapid
  • prod: Sad Ben Sad, Michel Merkt
  • script: Nadav Lapid, Ham Lapid
  • cast: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
16 July, 12:00
Festival Center RODINA, Blue Hall
Yoav, a young Israeli, is determined to wipe out his origins and become French. In Paris, he abandons the Hebrew language and strives in all sorts of ways to find a new identity. The dictionary becomes his constant companion.Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2019 Berlinale
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Брехло / Mytho
  • 2019, 90'
  • France
  • Director: Fabrice Gobert
  • prod: Bruno Nahon, Caroline Nataf
16 July, 12:30
Festival Center RODINA, Red Hall
Devoted mother and wife, Elvira feels more and more invisible to her family. One day, she gives into temptation and becomes caught up in a dreadful web of lies in her quest for love and attention.
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Keep An Eye Out!
Au Poste! / На посту! / Keep An Eye Out!
  • 2018, 74'
  • France, Belgium
  • Director: Quentin Dupieux
  • prod: Mathieu Verhaeghe, Thomas Verhaeghe
  • script: Quentin Dupieux
  • cast: Benot Poelvoorde, Grgoire Ludig, Marc Fraize, Anas Demoustier, Philippe Duquesne
16 July, 12:30
Upon finding a dead body at the door of his apartment building, Fugain does the right thing and reports it to the police. Little did poor Fugain know that hell end up spending the entire night at the police station being subjected to the increasingly rough and strange interrogation of police chief Buron.
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Michael Baser: "Chernobyl: Creating and Designing the Characters That Tell The Story That Needed to Be Told" (workshop for scriptwriters by Vancouver Film School invited by Kyiv Media Week)
Майкл Бейзер: "Чорнобиль": Створення персонажів, що оповідають важливі історії (майстер-клас для сценаристів, Ванкуверська кіношкола на запрошення Kyiv Media Week) / Michael Baser: "Chernobyl: Creating and Designing the Characters That Tell The Story That Needed to Be Told" (workshop for scriptwriters by Vancouver Film School invited by Kyiv Media Week)
  • 120'
16 July, 13:00
Festival Center RODINA, Cosy Hall
Pain and Glory
Dolor y gloria / Біль та слава / Pain and Glory
  • 2019, 112'
  • Spain
  • Director: Pedro Almodovar
  • prod: Agustin Almodvar
  • script: Pedro Almodovar
  • cast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeanda, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, Penlope Cruz
16 July, 14:30
A gifted film director at the end of his career reflects on his past and finds himself in a swirl of vivid memories. Tender feelings towards his mother, love and parting, the pursuit of happiness and success all of it make him think about life and art, pain and gloryBest Actor Award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
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Бакурау / Bacurau
  • 2019, 130'
  • Brazil, France
  • Director: Kleber Mendona Filho, Juliano Dornelles
  • prod: milie Lesclaux, Sad Ben Sad, Michel Merkt
  • script: Kleber Mendona-Filho, Juliano Dornelles
  • cast: Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Brbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira
16 July, 15:00
Festival Center RODINA, Blue Hall
A few years from now Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian serto, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be ninety-four. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
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"Women on screen and behind the screen". Discussion on gender equality. UN Women HeForShe
"Жінки на екрані та за його межами". Дискусія про гендерну рівність. HeForShe / "Women on screen and behind the screen". Discussion on gender equality. UN Women HeForShe
  • 60'
16 July, 15:00
Festival Center RODINA, Red Hall
Barbara Stoll: "Pre-Production! The Unsung Star of a Hit Television Series!" (workshop by Vancouver Film School invited by Kyiv Media Week)
Барбара Столл: "Препродакшн! Невідома зірка телехітів!" (майстер-клас Ванкуверської кіношколи на запрошення Kyiv Media Week) / Barbara Stoll: "Pre-Production! The Unsung Star of a Hit Television Series!" (workshop by Vancouver Film School invited by Kyiv Media Week)
  • 120'
16 July, 15:30
Festival Center RODINA, Cosy Hall
The Vice of Hope
Il vizio della speranza / Порок надії / The Vice of Hope
  • 2018, 100'
  • Italy
  • Director: Edoardo De Angelis
  • prod: Attilio De Razza, Pierpaolo Verga
  • script: Umberto Contarello, Edoardo De Angelis
  • cast: Pina Turco, Massimiliano Rossi, Marina Confalone, Cristina Donadio, Odette Gomis
16 July, 16:00
Festival Center RODINA, Red Hall
If I have to die, I want to die my way. Marias time flows along with the river. She walks firmly, her hood up. A hand-to-mouth life, without dreams nor desires, spent taking care of her mother and at the service of a merciless, bejeweled old lady. With her brave-eyed pit-bull, Maria ferries pregnant women across the river, leading them to an infernal fate. But hope will pay her a visit, teaching Maria that staying human is the greatest of all revolutions.
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Східняк / Eastman
  • 2019, 90'
  • Ukraine
  • Director: Andy Iva
  • prod: Volodymyr Filipov, Alla Ovsiannikova, Andrii Suiarko, Oleksandr Kovalenko
  • cast: Bohdan Beniuk, Anatolii Maksymiuk, Kateryna Stepankova, Volodymyr Osadchyi, Maksym Donets
16 July, 17:00
This is a portrait of a man, for whom the war in Eastern Ukraine has become a personal challenge. Beard is a native of the Donbas, a man of about forty-five, a family guy, an ordinary worker. Director is a young man of about twenty-six, single, a westman, coming from the intelligentsia. This is the usual day of the ordinary military. These are events and people whom you can meet there. This is the relationship between people who have to be here and now during the war. This is not only a unique life experience but also a kind of cultural exchange between different social strata and communities. This is the birth of new, special traditions.
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Вайнштейн / Untouchable
  • 2019, 98'
  • United Kingdom
  • Director: Ursula Macfarlane
  • prod: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Poppy Dixon
16 July, 18:00
Festival Center RODINA, Blue Hall
The story of the meteoric rise and monstrous fall of movie titan Harvey Weinstein. It reveals how Weinstein acquired and deployed his formidable power over the course of decades. Former staffers, college friends, and reporters reflect upon the public perception of Weinstein as a visionary, while detailing his ruthless attempts to preserve his power as scandal threatened to engulf him.
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The Man Who Bought the Moon
L'uomo che comprò la luna / Чоловік, який купив Місяць / The Man Who Bought the Moon
  • 2018, 102'
  • Italy, Argentina, Albania
  • Director: Paolo Zucca
  • prod: Amedeo Pagani, Nicola Giuliano, Daniel Burman, Genc Permeti
  • script: Paolo Zucca, Barbara Alberti, Geppi Cucciari
  • cast: Jacopo Cullin, Stefano Fresi, Francesco Pannofino, Benito Urgu, Lazar Ristovski
16 July, 18:00
A secret agent from Northern Italy must investigate a rather bizarre case: someone in Sardinia has taken possession of the Moon. Trained by a grumpy emigrant to behave like a real Sardinian man, he arrives on the island to investigate in disguise, but at the first bar, he gets drunk and reveals his identity. Beaten almost to death, he manages to escape and is saved by a fisherman, who will reveal the secret of the moon to him. To keep a romantic promise, he has acquired its property according to a legal process that is hinky but irrevocable.
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Spring on Zarechnaya Street
Весна на Заречной улице / Весна на Зарічній вулиці / Spring on Zarechnaya Street
  • 1956, 95'
  • USSR
  • Director: Feliks Myroner, Marlen Khutsiev
16 July, 18:30
Festival Center RODINA, Red Hall
A young teacher Tania starts to work in an evening school. However, it is not so easy for her to adjust to the students who are grown-ups. The most annoying of them is a local lady-killer Sashko Savchenko. Tania avoids this persistent admirer, who, in the end, abandons his studies. While Tania was growing roots at the new place and sorting out her feelings, the spring has come, the time of examination.
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The Realm
El reino / Королівство / The Realm
  • 2018, 121'
  • Spain, France
  • Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • prod: Gerardo Herrero, Mikel Lejarza, Mercedes Gamero
  • script: Isabel Pea, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • cast: Antonio de la Torre, Brbara Lennie, Mnica Lpez
16 July, 19:00
Manuel Gmez Vidal is a beloved politician in his region. He is also a corrupt man who has been enriching himself with public funds for years. After attempting to cover up for an associate, Manuel is left exposed. To his surprise, the Partys members seek to place the blame for the entire plot on his shoulders. But he will not surrender. How far is a person willing to go in order to hold on to power?Official Selection at the 2018 San Sebastin International Film Festival
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U311 Cherkasy
U311 «Черкаси» / U311 Cherkasy
  • 2019, 102'
  • Ukraine, Poland
  • Director: Tymur Yashchenko
  • prod: Marta Lotysh, Iryna Klymenko
  • script: Tymur Yashchenko, Robert Quillman
  • cast: Yevhen Lamakh, Dmytro Sova, Roman Semysal
16 July, 20:00
Festival Center RODINA, Blue Hall
Myshko and Lev are two guys from a Ukrainian village. Due to different reasons, they are aboard a Ukrainian Navy ship Cherkasy stationed at the port of the Donuzlav Bay in the Crimea. While the crew of the minesweeper Cherkasy is on the maneuvers, the Ukrainian president Yanukovych flees the country and the Crimea is occupied by the little green men. The boat is returning to its base but the port is already lost. Cherkasy and several Ukrainian ships are blocked in the Donuzlav Bay by scuttled vessels. Ukrainian ships surrender in single file and only the Cherkasy crew resists and keeps fighting a brave yet desperate struggle against the enemy.
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For Sama
Для Сами / For Sama
  • 2019, 95'
  • United Kingdom
  • Director: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
  • prod: Waad al- Kateab
16 July, 20:30
Festival Center RODINA, Red Hall
A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateabs life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter, and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughters life.
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Uncle and House
He qun lu / Шлях згоди / Uncle and House
  • 2018, 90'
  • China
  • Director: Luo Hanxing
  • cast: Gao Zhen, He Kaidi, Zhang Ximing, Yang Yanhui, Sun Junzhe
16 July, 21:00
When Xiao Bang returns to China after studying abroad, he starts a debt collection business with two friends. Their methods are unconventional, a style somewhere between gangster, intellectual and hippie. Dong Rui, the classmate of Xiao Bangs 11-year-old brother Liu Dun, thinks he is dying. In exchange for 100 yuan, Dong Rui asks Xiao Bang to help him scare off his love rival. The 100-yuan note travels from hand-to-hand in the neighborhood, drawing a vivid portrait of the community.
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Jimmy's Hall
Зала Джиммі / Jimmy's Hall
  • 2014, 109'
  • United Kingdom, France
  • Director: Ken Loach
  • prod: Rebecca OBrien
  • cast: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby, Stella McGir
16 July, 21:30
Green Theatre
In 1921, Jimmy Graltons sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. As the hall grew in popularity, the church and politicians forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, he returns from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. However, Jimmy makes the decision to reopen the hallOfficial Selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival
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