MOLODIST: From Kyiv to Porto

w/ Molodist International FIlm Festival

Friday / 28.09.2018 / 21:30 / Cinema Trindade / Festival Visit

Molodist International Film Festival is one of the greatest cinema events in Eastern Europe according to the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). 

The main objective of the festival is to promote young professional cinema, being the Competitive program represents movies of debutants and Ukrainian short movies. The main sections comprise student films, first short films (fiction, animation, documentary), first feature films, and national competition.

The special collaboration between BEAST and Molodist Kyiv Film Festival is part of FOCUS UKRAINE category, presenting a collection of shorts representing this year highlight in Ukrainian cinema.


The Wonderful Years

Svitlana Shymko, Galyna Yarmanova | Ukraine | 2018 | Doc. | 9’ | Sub. PT/EN

The research film “The Wonderful Years” explores the lives of queer women in Ukraine in the late Soviet Union. It is based on the archive video materials and interview excerpts from the research projects on LGBT history.

Graduation '97

Pavlo Ostrikov | Ukraine | 2017 | Drama | 19’ | Sub. PT/EN

Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a TV repairman. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her for twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.


Nikon Romanchenko | Ukraine | 2018 | Drama | 28’ | Sub. PT/EN

Lyuba works at a confectionery factory. Her son is in the war zone and there is no connection with him. Lyuba goes in search of his son in an unfamiliar territory.

The Moment

Julia Tamtura | Ukraine | 2018 | Drama | 6’ | Sub. PT/EN

And that moment will become crucial for him.

Technical Break

Philip Sotnychenko | Ukraine | 2017 | Genera. | 29’ | Sub. PT/EN

Sometimes the most important events pass unnoticed. The movie follows the events that take place during the break in a supermarket. In the course of this technical break, the  cashier, who hides her pregnancy, manages to steal items from the supermarket, sell them at the market and lose hope for a happy motherhood before returning to her workplace.

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