ANGRY UKRAINIAN

25|09 Dom Kino, Big Theatre 20:00-21:40

These films collected for the “Message to Man” Festival are nothing less than a socio-anthropological cinematic study of young Ukrainian directors in search of a hero of their times.

The “Angry Ukrainians” group came into being at the height of the economic crisis in 2009, when several production studios, distributors, directors and screenwriters united and created a zero-budget anthology of short films, “Assholes. Arabesques”. The central character and hero of the anthology was an asshole as a symbol of success, expressing a certain lifestyle.

Another social phenomenon that the directors mercilessly dissect is emigration, external and internal. Why do Ukrainians flee their country? Why do they feel like strangers in their own home? The filmmakers included in the next anthology, “Ukraine Goodbye” (2012) are looking for answers.

“Angry Ukrainians”, like the Italian neo-realists or the British “kitchen sink” realists, make films about what is happening here and now, about what they know best – themselves. This is a new Ukrainian cinematic formation, which has boldly made its statement at the best world film forums.

Denis Ivanov, Volodymyr Voytenko, Tatiana Oliynyk
“Arthouse Traffic”

EARLY IN THE MORNING EARLY IN THE MORNINGРАНО ВРАНЦІ

Volodymyr Tykhyy | Ukraine | 8 min | 2010

A couple is pursued by a hooligan. He is very aggressive. What a real man should do in this
situation?
Based on a fragment of the story by the renowned Ukrainian writer Yury Andrukhovich,
“Recreations”.

BOXERS BOXERSТРУСИ

Volodymyr Tykhyy | Ukraine | 8 min | 2010

This is the story of a person who tries to be himself for at least one evening in all life. He managed to do so, but unfortunately he has to pay a high price for it.

PIE PIEПИРІГ

Yury Kovalyov | Ukraine | 16 min | 2012

In a provincial Ukrainian town, everyone knows each other by name and lives as one big family.
Granny Zina bakes pies for local youngsters… she sells them drugs as well. Granny Zina is protected by the local criminal elite, which is the police force. When the criminal boss comes to pick up the interest, granny Zina thoughtfully offers him dinner. He is her own son…

DEAFNESS DEAFNESSГЛУХОТА

Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy | Ukraine | 11 min | 2011

10 minutes in the life of several deaf-and-dumb boarding school inmates are reconstructed
in real time.

DEAD-WAY DEAD-WAYТУПИК

Ivan Timshyn | Ukraine | 5 min | 2009

He wakes up. He is naked. He is in a train. The train is in a dead end.

FRIDAY FRIDAYП'ЯТНИЦЯ

Yulia Shashkova | Ukraine | 7 min | 2010

Friday is the best time to have fun. But to realize this one should stop nibbling sunfl ower seeds.

RENDEZVOUS RENDEZVOUSПОБАЧЕННЯ

Yevgen Matviyenko | Ukraine | 10 min | 2011

Anya has a little son and no husband. To take care of the child she has to work two jobs – dubbing cartoons and... providing sexual services by phone.

OFF, I GO OFF, I GOТА ПОЇДУ

Valery Shalyga | Ukraine | 10 min | 2012

To support her husband, son and mother, the heroine moves abroad to work in odd jobs. Whenever she returns home, she promises herself not to leave anymore. But apparently she has no other choice. And it’s not all about money.

NUCLEAR WASTE NUCLEAR WASTEЯДЕРНІ ВІДХОДИ

Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy | Ukraine | 24 min | 2012

Sergey and Sveta live in Chernobyl. Sergey is a truck-driver at a radioactive waste utilization plant. Sveta 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?

UKRAINIAN LITERATURE UKRAINIAN LITERATUREУКРАЇНСЬКА ЛІТЕРАТУРА

Anatoly Lavrenishyn, Dmytro Kolomoytsev | Ukraine | 3 min | 2009

It was a common habit in Soviet schools to draw sexual organs in textbooks.

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