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
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.
Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy | Ukraine | 11 min | 2011
10 minutes in the life of several deaf-and-dumb boarding school inmates are reconstructed
Ivan Timshyn | Ukraine | 5 min | 2009
He wakes up. He is naked. He is in a train. The train is in a dead end.
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.
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.
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Anatoly Lavrenishyn, Dmytro Kolomoytsev | Ukraine | 3 min | 2009
It was a common habit in Soviet schools to draw sexual organs in textbooks.