“Ukrainian film festival in Lebanon” in December, 02-12, 2017

“Ukrainian film festival in Lebanon”
December 02-12, 2017
Ukrainian film festival in Lebanon is an annual, non-competition festival of the feature films of the best Ukrainian directors. Organizer of the festival is “Alfa production studios” under the auspices of THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF LEBANON, THE EMBASSY OF UKRAINE IN LEBANON and THE UKRAINIAN STATE FILM AGENCY. The aim of the festival is to show films that promote the development and strengthening of cultural communication Ukraine with Lebanon.
The festival aims to identify and promote talented works of cinema that reflect the ethnic diversity of the modern world, the ways of co-existence of different peoples in terms of world globalization, humanistic message of protection for cultural and historical identity of other people in the natural communication of cultural and historical uniqueness of a people.

Program of the Festival

December 02, 2017, Saturday
Zahle, Stargate Cinema
18:00 «The Nest of the Turtledove» a film by Taras Tkachenko, drama, 2016, 1h 50 min.
The story tells about a Ukrainian woman Darynka who leaves for Italy in order to find some work and support her family in Ukraine. While she is earning money abroad, her family in Bukovina (Ukraine) is gradually falling apart. Her husband drinks constantly vodka, and her young daughter gets pregnant with a man who is not going to marry her. In fact, when Darynka comes back from Italy after a couple of years, she discovers that she is pregnant too…

December 03, 2017, Sunday
Nabatieh, Stars Cinema
16:30 «The Nest of the Turtledove» a film by Taras Tkachenko, drama, 2016, 1h 50 min.

December 04, 2017, Monday
Beirut, Metropolis Empire Sofil
19:30 official opening, presentation of representatives.
20:00 «Chervonyi» a film by Zaza Buadze, drama narrative, 2017, 1h 44 min.
1947. Commander Danylo Chervonyi of the Ukrainian Rebel Army (UPA) is caught in one of the worst of Stalin’s camps, a slaughterhouse where he must go through hell and inhumane prison conditions, prosecution by the criminal leaders, meanness, betrayal and despair. Danylo finds the strength to resist repression by the camp commander and makes a desperate attempt to break free, creating the first uprising in the camp.

December 05, 2017, Tuesday
Beirut, Metropolis Empire Sofil
20:00 «Firecrosser» a film by Mykhailo Illienko, drama, 2011, 1h 50 min.
When the Soviet troops freed Ivan from the Nazi prison, he was charged with high treason and was facing long years in Siberian camps. Ivan did not want to die behind barbed wire or wait for an amnesty. Once he got an opportunity, he escaped from his camp. He was hunted high and low like the most wanted criminal and there was no place for him in the USSR. Based on the historical realities of those times, the film unfolds before the viewer a credible sequence of events that turned the Hero of the Soviet Union into a GULAG prisoner and then an Indian Chief. That is why the name Ivan Datsenko had to be changed for another – Firecrosser.

December 06, 2017, Wednesday
Beirut, Metropolis Empire Sofil
20:00 «The Stronghold» a film by Yury Kovaliov, fantasy , аdventure, 2017, 1h 40 min.
During a solar eclipse, a regular boy Vitko finds himself a thousand years back, in Kyiv Rus, in the midst of a deciding battle between good and evil. He has a magic stone which gives him power, and strong knights he read about in books are by his side. However, black magic and a whole army headed by a giant stone monster are against them. Now only the boy’s bravery will decide if the light overthrows darkness and the future turns out the way we know it.

December 07, 2017, Thursday
Beirut, Metropolis Empire Sofil
20:00 «The Nest of the Turtledove» a film by Taras Tkachenko, drama, 2016, 1h 50 min.

December 08, 2017, Friday
Beirut, Metropolis Empire Sofil
20:00 «DZIDZIO CONTRABASS» a film by Oleg Borshchevskyi, comedy, 2017, 1h 25 min.
When three boneheads decide to make an illegal deal, you will wait for the end of the world. Growing up near the border, money wasn’t an issue for them. Suddenly, a pretty woman appears on their way and ruins all of their plans. Get ready for the ground shaking adventures when these three men risk everything to make their dreams a reality. Killer comedy starring the Ukrainians’ favorite man!

December 09, 2017, Saturday
Beirut, Metropolis Empire Sofil
16:00 «The Dragon Spell» a film by Manuk Depoyan, animation, adventure, comedy, 2016, 1h 25 min.
Little Nicky, the son of the Tanner, a famous strongman, has made up his mind, that he can conquer the dragon as his father did long ago. Against prohibition of his father, Nicky has managed to get into trouble and now it depends only on his courage, whether he defeats the resurgent dragon and returns home from the magic world.

December 12, 2017, Saturday
Tripoli, Safadi Cultural Center
18:00 «The Nest of the Turtledove» a film by Taras Tkachenko, drama, 2016, 1h 50 min.