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April 2019
  • DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa: in UK cinemas from 26 April 2019

  • April 26 8:00 AM to July 8 5:00 PM
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  • Donbass, from director Sergei Loznitsa (A Gentle Creature), winner of the Cannes ‘Un Certain Regard’ Prize for Best Director at the 2018 festival, will be released in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 26 April 2019. In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred…

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June 2019
£7 (concessions £5)
  • Remembering Jewish Culture in Ukraine: ‘In the Synagogue’ screening & discussion

    Bloomsbury Studio

  • June 17 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH
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    In the Synagogue is a fascinating short film by young Ukrainian director Ivan Orlenko based on an unfinished story by Franz Kafka. One of few works by Kafka to deal with Jewish culture overtly, the story describes a strange vision of a beast that a Jewish boy experiences while praying in a synagogue, a metaphor which could be interpreted in several ways. One of Ukraine’s brightest young directors, Ivan Orlenko, has adapted Kafka’s fragment into a 30-minute film, shot entirely…

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July 2019
£13
  • Volcano + ScreenTalk with director Roman Bondarchuk

    Barbican Centre

  • July 1 6:10 PM to 9:10 PM
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  • WHEN: July 1, 2019 at 6:10 PM – 9:10 PM WHERE: Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS Admission: £13.50 Book here A military interpreter becomes stranded in a small southern Ukrainian steppe town in Roman Bondarchuk’s brilliant, surreal black comedy. Set in the visually astonishing borderlands of Southern Ukraine, this multi award-winning dark comedy stars Serhiy Stepansky as city boy Lukas, an interpreter from the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe). Having been abandoned by his co-workers,…

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£13.50
  • New East Cinema: ‘Volcano’ (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Roman Bondarchuk

    Barbican Cinema 1

  • July 1 6:10 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    A military interpreter becomes stranded in a small southern Ukrainian steppe town in Roman Bondarchuk’s brilliant, surreal black comedy. Set in the visually astonishing borderlands of Southern Ukraine, this multi award-winning dark comedy stars Serhiy Stepansky as city boy Lukas, an interpreter from the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe). Having been abandoned by his co-workers, Lukas seeks shelter with Vova (Viktor Zhdanov), a colourful local. Lukas gradually sheds his preconceptions about rural life and finds a new, unexpected happiness in…

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August 2019
£13.50
  • New East Cinema UK Premier: ‘Ruben Brandt, Collector’ + Introduction

    Barbican Cinema 1

  • August 28 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    Hungary 2018 Dir Milorad Krstic 96 min A famous psychotherapist is forced to steal art from the world’s most renowned museums and private collections in this dazzling Hungarian animation. Ruben Brandt is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s most famous collections to prevent the terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. He and his band of thieves strike regularly at the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage and Museum of Modern Art.…

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October 2019
£13.50
  • New East Cinema UK Premier: ‘Acid’ + ScreenTalk

    Barbican Cinema 1

  • October 30 6:10 PM to 9:00 PM
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    Russia 2018 Dir Alexander Gorchilin 97 min. The death of a friend derails the lives of a couple of young musicians in Alexander Gorchilin’s vital and vibrant debut film. When Vanya, naked and high on acid, plunges to his death from a balcony, complex feelings of anger, guilt and rebellion surface in two of his friends, Sasha (Filipp Avdeev) and Pete (Alexander Kuznetsov), one of them blaming himself for Vanya’s demise. Alexander Gorchilin, known for his work as an actor in Kirill…

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