The Fifth Day of “Molodist’46”: start of the National competition and premiere of #FutureInThePast
Education and Culture Centre “Master Class”, as a venue for festival events, continues to delight cinephiles with interesting meetings and conversations with filmmakers. Today it hosted a Pitching of projects from young Ukrainian directors for the German Short Film Association (AG Kurzfilm).
The Blue Hall of Kyiv Cinema cordially greeted the audience that came to see the Ukrainian premiere of the film “Heavenly Nomadic”. The film was presented by its director Mirlan Abdykalykov, who noted that participation in “Molodist” is important to him, because his father debuted at this festival. “Heavenly Nomadic” tells the story of a family of modern nomads, who lead a rather ascetic life, but one day their life changes when they meet a meteorologist by the name of Ermek.
Next, Shahrbanoo Sadat presented her film “Wolves and Sheep” (co-production of Denmark, France, Sweden and Afghanistan). Telling the story of shepherding children, the film represents a mini-model of the Afghani society, which is entrenched in various superstitions, folklore and legends.
The National Competition held a presentation with the participation of Chairman of State Film Agency Pylyp Illienko and the program’s participants. After the screening the audience spoke to the creators of the films in the form of Q&A, in particular with such program participants:
director of “The Conductor” Serhii Danilevskyi;
director of “Rabies” Marysia Nikitiuk;
director of “Giddiness” Yura Katynskyi;
producer of “Be Back” Tata Kepler;
director of “Homefront” Illia Makarenko;
director of “You Will Be Able” Nikita Tymoschuk;
director “Nail” Philip Sotnychenko.
In the Cinematheque Hall of the Kyiv Cinema the delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine and Docudays.UA made a presentation on “Military landscapes. International competition of documentary projects about the effects of prolonged conflicts on the civilian population of Eurasia”.
Meanwhile, on the second floor of Kyiv Cinema the media representatives talked to the creative team of a Ukrainian film #Futureinthepast, including actors Anna Butkevych, Oleksii Tritenko, Vlad Ivanenko, Ievhen Tolochnyi, Anton Komiakhov, Vadym Zaleskyi, Vadym Kononov and producer Olena Lialina. The film was presented by the producer, who said that the viewers will see a film about love, Shapiro-style. The director could not attend the event, so the creative team decided to pull a prank and came out wearing masks-photos of the director Oleksandr Shapiro. The film tells of 5 meetings a girl has with her ex-boyfriends. It is an interesting mix of fantasies, expectations, hopes and dreams.
Meanwhile, the Blue Hall held a screening of a Lithuanian film “Nobody Wanted to Die” by Vitautas Zalakevicius.
Zhovten held the screening of the shorts competition, while Cinematheque – a presentation of winners of the German Short award.
The fifth October day of “Molodist” symbolically ended in one of the capital’s most famous cinemas Zhovten (“October”) with a presentation of the Shot film competition in the hall “Classic”.