The Magnificent Seven on the seventh day of “Molodist”
The 46th Film Festival “Molodist” continues to entertain the audience with interesting festival events and screenings of exquisite films.
In the morning, Kyiv Cinema held a press screening of the film “Boris Without Beatrice” by the Canadian director Denis Coté. It is a painful, but deeply philosophical film about the relationship between relatives, friends and lovers. The leitmotif of the film can be defined by this quote: “Every disease has its own history, its own time, and possibly colour, and even the strongest must sometimes kneel”. The film is replete with picturesque landscapes: bundles of hay contrast with the jungle, where the main characters take walks in evening dress. This psychological reflection can be summarized by the parable about Tantalum’s suffering: “Modern tantalums are no longer punished”.
Next was presented the film “Godless” by Ralitza Petrova (Bulgaria, Denmark, France). This film is about addiction and its consequences – when obsession “turns on” the worst instincts in people.
In the afternoon, the festival presented Mark Skop’s new film “Eva Nova” (Slovakia, Czech Republic).
At the Education and Culture Centre “Master Class”, executive producer of the FILM.UA Group Serhii Demidov held a master class on filmmaking, sharing some secrets of the filmmaking process, while screenwriter Andrii Babyk from FILM.UA Group told “how to write a script they’ll want to film”.
In the Blue Hall of Kyiv Cinema all participants in the third block presented the National competition, and Cinematheque cordially greeted the audience who came to listen to the Cannes Film Festival selector and leading specialist of UNIFRANCE on the cinema of Central and Eastern Europe Joel Chapron, after which, at 17:00, the participants of the feature competition held their press conference.
The Blue Hall of Kyiv Cinema has become a venue for the presentation of the French film “Willie the First” by Zoran and Ludovic Boukherma, Marielle Gautier and Hugo P. Thomas.
The National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Center held a screening of Georgiy Tasin’s 1926 film “Warrant of Arrest” with live music by the band “Vagonovozhatyie”.
The Red Hall of Kyiv Cinema presented the film “How We Played the Revolution” by director Giedrė Žickytė.
One of the final events of the seventh day of the festival “Molodist” was the presentation of the film “Mustafa” by Ahmed Sarykhalil. The screening was sold out: the tickets were gone the day after they went on sale. The film was presented by its protagonist Mustafa Dzhemilev, singer Jamala and the creative team of the film, including producer Tamila Tasheva, director Ahmed Sarykhalil and the actor who played young Mustafa, Maxym Pasichnyk.
Next were presented “Will You Dance with Me?” by the British filmmaker Derek Jarman and “Tomcat” by the Austrian director Klaus Händl. Meanwhile, the VDNH held the screening of the horror film “The Nightmare” by German director Achim Bornak, and “Zhovten” presented the film “The Together Project” by Solveig Anspach (France, Iceland).
The most fervent supporters of “Molodist” and cinephiles devoted their night to German short films (“Long nights of short films: Germany”).