UKRAINE GOODBYE

01 November 2012

 

Ukraine Goodbye is an experimental laboratory, created to find ways of development of Ukrainian cinema. 25 films, with 6 hours total screening time, were made during the project. Theatrical release version includes 6 shorts, selected by producers. Over 500 people were involved into the project during two years of its realization, including directors and script writers, actors and producers, cameramen and sound engineers, actors, and many more. This fact makes Ukraine Goodbye an important professional community-building project for developing Ukrainian industry. Films from the Ukraine Goodbye project were presented at over two dozens festival all over the world, namely in Cannes, Locarno, New York, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bilbao, etc.

Ukraine Goodbye is a socio-anthropological film research by young Ukrainian filmmakers in search of a hero of our time. Initiated as a project about emigration, the project eventually developed into a statement of new Ukrainian filmmakers generation about contemporary Ukraine and Ukrainians.


Program:

A Date / ПОБАЧЕННЯ

Country: Ukraine
Length: 12 min.
Genre: Drama
Director: Yevhen Matvienko
Cast: Oksana Filonenko, Serhiy Malyuga, Yegor Golovkov

Ania is an aspiring actress with little son and no husband. She has to take all types of jobs to bring up her child. Once her regular client calls to tell her, that he leaves for good...

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HOW COSSACKS FLEW TO SPACE / ЯК КОЗАКИ У КОСМОС ПОЛЕТІЛИ

Country: Ukraine
Length: 20 min.
Genre: сomedy, drama
Director: Yevgen Matvienko
Cast: Vyacheslav Pogudin, Georgiy Havrylenko, Taras Denysenko, Liliya Matvienko, Luka Matvienko, Serhiy Sorokin

A country house, two kids, fridge, bought in the loan, plans about gas boiler and travel to Crimea… What would one do in order to fulfill those modest dreams?

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PIE / ПИРІГ

Country: Ukraine
Length: 16 min
Genre: Comedy
Director: Yuriy Kovalyov
Cast: Valeriy Astakhov, Lina Budnyk, Valeriy Gneushev, Nikita Sitdikov, Artem Miaus

In a small provincial Ukrainian town everyone knows each other and live as one big family. Old ladies, teenagers, police and local mafia... Everyone will get a bite of a pie.

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DEATH ANGEL / ЯНГОЛ СМЕРТІ

Country: Ukraine
Length: 20 min.
Genre: Drama
Director: Volodymyr Tykhyy
Cast: Yaroslav Gavryliuk, Svitlana Serdiukova, Maria Novokhatska

…Dear God, let every creature get their due, and everyone go mad of solitude…

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NUCLEAR WASTE / ЯДЕРНІ ВІДХОДИ

Country: Ukraine
Length: 23
Genre: Drama
Director: Myroslav Slaboshpitskyy
Cast: Serhiy Havryliuk, Svitlana Shtan'ko

He is a truck-driver at a radioactive wastes utilization plant in Chernobyl alienated area. She works at a radioactive decontamination laundry. Their work and their life are dictated by one unchangeable rhythm with clockwork precision. But what sets this mechanism in motion, day by day?

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The Beard / БОРОДА

Country: Ukraine
Length: 25 min.
Genre: Drama
Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Cast: Zinoviy Symchych, Mykola Gomenyuk, Maria Romanova, Gilberto Forti

The old man’s daughter married the foreigner and moved abroad. No one in deserted village in Western Ukraine even remembers his real name; people just call him “the Beard”. “The Beard” leaves an ordinary life of a common man, feeding hens, smoking cheap cigarettes, going fishing and watching how the river flows. But nobody knows, what’s on his mind…

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MATERIALS FESTIVAL

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COMING SOON

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New, NO-budgetary, arthouse Ukrainian cinema. A cycle of short films of different genres is dedicated to epidemic of sociocultural nihilism in the Ukrainian society.

SHTOLNYA

Lubomyr Kobylchuk
2006

The first Ukrainian thriller that was watched by 30,000 Ukrainians, and the rights for the film were sold to 16 countries.