Special Focus Ukraine

Focus Ukraine

15 mei t/m 28 juli 2024

Step into the captivating world of Ukrainian cinematography at the Filmkoepel, where, in cooperation with Haarlem4Ukraine, we present a dynamic lineup of six films offering a poignant portrayal of Ukraine’s spirit and resilience. Ranging from the Oscar-winning war documentary 20 Days in Mariupol to the intricately woven coming-of-age film Stop-Zemlia, from Luxembourg, Luxembourg road comedy to the investigative documentary Eurodonbas, the stories are set in the years leading up to the conflict or during the war itself. Each film will be introduced by its creators, providing insights into the creative process. A Part of the proceeds from ticket purchases will be sent to Ukraine for humanitarian aid purposes. All films have English Subtitles.

20 Days in Mariupol
Special Documentaire Focus Ukraine

20 Days in Mariupol

Regisseur: Mstyslav Chernov
Land: Ukraine
Duur: 94

As the Russian invasion begins, a team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war’s atrocities.

  • Kijkwijzer 14
  • Eng
  • Groftaalgebruik
Stop-Zemlia
Special Focus Ukraine Première

Stop-Zemlia

Regisseur: Kateryna Gornostai
Land: Ukraine
Duur: 122

Hanging out with friends, smoking a lot, spinning bottles and kissing, making mistakes, playing, refusing to accept, dreaming with open eyes – life as a teenager can be overwhelmingly beautiful and difficult at the same time. In her debut, the Ukrainian director composes a deeply emotional and multi-layered portrait of a generation whilst seamlessly flowing between the fictional and the documental.

Homeward
Special Focus Ukraine Verwacht

Homeward

Regisseur: Nariman Aliev
Land: Ukraine
Duur: 96

A father and a son from Crimean Tatar family transport the body of deceased older son and brother from Kyiv to bury him in Crimea.

Eurodonbas
Special Focus Ukraine Verwacht

Eurodonbas

Regisseur: Kornii Hrytsiuk
Land: Ukraine
Duur: 73

The investigative documentary Eurodonbas aims to debunk Soviet myths and bring to light that more than 100 years ago, Donbas was an integral part of the European economy.

Butterfly Vision
Special Focus Ukraine Verwacht

Butterfly Vision

Regisseur: Maksym Nakonechnyi
Land: Ukraine
Duur: 107

Returning home from the front line after being held captive for two months, soldier Lilia (29 y.o.) discovers that she is pregnant after being raped by her warden. Will she manage to survive this trauma and save the child in a society that is not ready to accept either of them?

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Special Focus Ukraine Verwacht

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Regisseur: Antonio Lukich
Land: Ukraine
Duur: 105

Mykola and Vasya go in search of their father, who left them when they were children, after they come to know that he is dying in Luxembourg. Kolya considers him a hero, while Vasya thinks he is a scoundrel.