Jump directly to the page contents

Ukrainian Dreams

Film still from THE WHITE BIRD MARKED WITH BLACK: A blonde woman looks into the camera, she is half hidden by yellow colored leaves.

Decolonization and remapping: In order to see Ukrainian film culture where it has always belonged, that is in the context of world cinema, the shadow of its film history must be removed in view of the disbalance between hegemonic and non-hegemonic culture. As a matter of course. Nine films, Ukrainian dreams. The program recalls the names of well-known directors, who mark the opening and closing points – namely Oleksandr Dovzhenko, to whom Arsenal owes its name, and Kira Muratova, whose work was recently showcased – rediscovers lesser-known directors, such as Volodymyr Denysenko or Serhiy Rakhmanin, outlines the Ukrainian poetic school that formed around Yuriy Ilyenko and Sergei Parazhanov, and, last but not least, highlights the breadth of genre in  Ukrainian cinema, from science fiction to tragicomedy.(Barbara Wurm)

Curator: Barbara Wurm; Co-Curator: Ivan Kozlenko
Thank you to Daria Badior (Kyiv), Tania Derkach (Kyiv), Olena Hončaruk (Kyiv), Ivan Kozlenko (Amherst), Kateryna Rietz-Rykul (Berlin) and the Dovzhenko Centr.
The program is part of ARSENAL 60 ff. and made possible by a grant from the Capital Cultural Fund (HKF).

Free admission for Ukrainian refugees.
Безкоштовний в’їзд для біженців з України.

Past screenings

Oops, an error occurred! Code: 202405181831434c221089

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media