Focus on Ukrainian Film

3 Feature Films

A Prayer for Hetman

Thursday 25th May

Palace Cinema l 12.00 – 14.00 l €5

2001/2010l 144mins l Directed by YuriIlyenko

A Prayer for Hetman Mazepa unfolds during an interesting era in the history of Eastern Europe when Russia, under Peter the Great, and Sweden, under King Charles XII, struggled for power; the Ukraine was the pawn in the middle.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Friday 26th May

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The Plaza Cinema l 20.00 – 22.00 l €5

2022 l 105 mins l Directed by Antonio Lukich

Kolya and Vasily go in search of their father when they discover that he is dying in Luxembourg. He left them when they were children. Kolya considers him a hero, while Vasily thinks he is a scoundrel.

Ukraine Film Talk

Friday 26th May

Sataellite Center l 11.15 – 12.15 | €5

Anna Machukh Executive director, Ukrainian Film Academy, and General Director, Odesa International Film Festival, Daryna  Trehubova Ukrainian actress and TV presenter have brought a curated programme or Ukrainian films to FFF 2023. Producer Eamonn Hughes and moderator David Collins will chat to them focusing on the Ukrainian Film Industry from both the creative and commercial perspective.

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