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Film program "Against оblivion: cinema after the war"

29 June 2016

July: 28th 19:00
August: 10, 17, 24 and 31 

PinchukArtCentre announces the launch of its Film program in partnership with individuals and organizations that develop cinematograph and film critic in Ukraine. Each collaboration will continue for a certain period - from one to several months and will have their own title and concept. Events will take place several times a month starting from July 28 at 19 o'clock on the 6th floor (One Love Coffee's video-lounge).

The first curator of film program is Stanislav Bityutsky - film critic and director. He worked in several Ukrainian media, was published in Colta, «СЕАНС», Kinote, «ШО», Korydor, etc. The founder of the online magazine Cineticle and the curator of eponymous film club. The author of the series of lectures on the parallel history of cinema. His debut film "Goodbye, cinephiles" was shown in 2014 at the Film Festival "Youth", the second "24", was selected for the Odessa Film Festival program in 2016.

"Against Oblivion: cinema after the war" - the theme of our first part of film program that unites a series of films, directed by producers-innovators who work on the border of documentary and contemporary art. Their works became the events, caused controversy and all together were important documents for last century: whether the events of World War II, genocide in Cambodia or war in the east of Ukraine. These are the films whose purpose - to make the audience feel with renewed intensity everything that happened.

XX century was one of the worst periods in history. XXI is equal to it. What had seemed only on distance previously, now, thanks to video evidence, became an important evidence of madness that is happening in our world with its wars, outbreaks of violence and the actions of various totalitarian regimes. All of these events influenced cinematograph. Its task now is not just to save memories, but to try to understand what is happening. In the words of Chris Marker, rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.