The Mirages of Freedom: experimental work from the Ukrainian SSR
A collaborative project with the National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Film Center, in Ukraine.
We present The Mirages of Freedom, our program in partnership with the Dovzhenko Film Center, which pays tribute to Ukraine and its experimental short films produced between the 1960s and 1980s.
Among its titles are works by the school of Ukrainian Poetic Cinema and its leader Sergei Parajanov; student films created by the future icons of Ukrainian cinema, Leonid Osyka and Roman Balayan; and shorts produced by Kyivnaukfilm Studio’s creative team in the 1980s.
These titles present the beauty and the tragedy of late Soviet informal art, ranging from documentary chronicles of family life to parody comedies, which are marked by absurdity and irony.
The program will be available between 24 and 28 March, free of charge, in the festival’s online library.
Selected for The Mirages of Freedom:
Roman Balayan | Ukrainian SSR | 1969 | Fic. | 11’ | SUB ENG
A Tour To Yugoslavia
Andrii Tuziak, Oleh Kachmar | Ukrainian SSR | 1987 | Fic. | 2’ | SUB ENG
UPV Art Group, Viacheslav Buhaevskyi | Ukrainian SSR | 1967 | Fic. | 4’ | SUB ENG
Volodymyr Honcharov, Valerii Konopliov, Vadym Tiuriaiev, Oleksandr Bubnov | Ukrainian SSR | 1991 | Fic. | 9’ | SUB ENG
A New Route
I. Borysova, O. Holubchyk, V. Stolbovyi, A. Yarmoliuk, V. Malinov, A. Faustov, L. Galkin, A. Gordeiev, V. Khlolokina, A. Sydorenko, P. Imshenetskyi | Ukrainian SSR | 1981 | Fic. | 2’ | SUB ENG
Entering The Sea
Leonid Osyka | Ukrainian SSR | 1965 | Fic. | 16’ | SUB ENG
Students of the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, supervised by Arkadii Faustov | Ukrainian SSR | 1965 | FIC. | 9’ | SUB ENG
Sergei Parajanov | Ukrainian SSR | 1966 | FIC. | 15’ | SUB ENG
Eduard Tymlin | Ukrainian SSR | 1966 | FIC. | 9’ | SUB ENG
Students of the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, supervised by Arkadii Faustov | Ukrainian SSR | 1984 | FIC. | 4’ | SUB ENG
Volodymyr Vrublevskyi | Ukrainian SSR | 1989 | FIC. | 7’ | SUB ENG
Show Us, We’re Interested
Students of the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, supervised by Arkadii Faustov | Ukrainian SSR | 1980 | FIC. | 10’ | SUB ENG
The End Of Vacation
Serhii Lysenko | Ukrainian SSR | 1985 | FIC. | 29’ | SUB ENG
The Truth Close-up
Volodymyr Honcharov | Ukrainian SSR | 1988 | FIC. | 9’ | SUB ENG
Mykola Peretiatko | Ukrainian SSR | 1990 | FIC. | 8’ | SUB ENG
Ada Kviraia | Ukrainian SSR | 1987 | FIC. | 16’ | SUB ENG