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Kinofilm Fest (Oct 13-15, 2017)

Fri, Oct 13 - Sun, Oct 15

The 4th Annual KinoFilm Fest launches a new season in a new venue!

October 12 – 15, 2017 at Cinematheque and the Met in Winnipeg’s Exchange District

Once again, KinoFilm Fest will be showcasing award-winning dramatic films, documentaries, and childdren’s movies from Ukraine, with stories that range from the mean streets of Mariupol to the world of wizards and dragons.


ALMOST HOLY
Directed by Steve Hoover
2015 Ukraine USA, 1 hour and 36 minutes
English & Ukrainian with English subtitles
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=7LOHxRndw-I

The Opening Night Reception. Special guest Gennadiy Mokhnenko.

Presented by Zorianna & Eugene Hyworon and Family
Thursday, October 12th, 2017, The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre. 281 Donald St, Winnipeg
Doors Open: 6 PM, Reception: 6.30 PM – 7.30 PM, Film Screening: 7.30 PM – 9 PM, Q&A: 9 PM – 10.30 PM

Host: Terry MacLeod.

Tickets: $25. Kalyna Store. (204) 582-2832. 952 Main St, Winnipeg, MB. , Oseredok. (204) 942-0218. 184 Alexander Ave E, Winnipeg, MB

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to further Gennady’s work with Ukraine’s homeless children.

Critically acclaimed internationally, Almost Holy is an often harrowing documentary that tracks Gennady Mokhnenko, a larger than life Ukrainian pastor, nick-named “Crocodile,” as he struggles, using all methods at his disposal, to get homeless and drug addicted children out of the sewers and off the mean streets of Mariupol, a city increasingly threatened by the pro Russian rebels fighting in Donetsk.

Winner Best of Festival International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

Grand Prize Art Doc Fest Riga

“It’s about hope in the face of hopelessness, and what drives a man to keep trying to change the seemingly unchangeable” –San Francisco Chronicle

“The best superhero movie of the year” –Village Voice

“a handsomely shot, sometimes harrowing doc” –Screen International

“in the midst of this struggle comes moments of extraordinary beauty –Eye on Film


CLOSE RELATIONS.
Directed by Vitaly Mansky
2016 Ukraine, 1 hour and 52 minutes
Russian & Ukrainian with English subtitles
Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3C2yStamA8

Friday, October 13, 2017. 6:30 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St, Winnipeg
Tickets: $10. Kalyna Store. (204) 582-2832. 952 Main St, Winnipeg, Oseredok. (204) 942-0218. 184 Alexander Ave E, Winnipeg

Screened at festivals worldwide, the documentary Close Relations, directed by Vitaly Slansky, brilliantly uses the prism of Slansky’s own large extended family to explore contemporary divisions in Ukrainian society, both after the collapse of the Soviet Union and during the current Russian occupation of eastern Ukraine.

What, asks Slansky, is the definition of national identity? Is it geography, language, blood lines?

How can it be that someone, during their lifetime, could have lived in three or four different countries without ever having left their home?


UKRAINIAN SHERIFFS
Directed by Roman Bondarchuk
2015, Ukraine, 1 hour and 25 minutes
Ukrainian & Russian with English subtitles
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29qoEzqw5Mk

Saturday, October 14, 2017. 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St, Winnipeg. Seating is limited to 85.
Tickets: $10.  Kalyna Store. (204) 582-2832. 952 Main St, Winnipeg, Oseredok. (204) 942-0218. 184 Alexander Ave E, Winnipeg

Ukrainian Sheriffs is a documentary portrait, by turns comic and tragic, of two newly appointed sheriffs in a remote village in eastern Ukraine.

Making their rounds over country trails in a 1973 yellow Lada, the duo tackle thefts of ducks and bicycles, accusations of adultery and the mysterious disappearance of village dogs. The sheriffs also do plumbing and electrical work.

When Russia invades Crimea deeper conflicts arise over which the sheriffs have little control.

Ukrainian Sheriffs was winner of the Special Jury Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and was Ukraine’s submission to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.


THE NEST OF THE TURTLEDOVE
Directed by Taras Tkachenko
2016, Ukraine, 1hour and 42 minutes
Ukrainian & Italian with English subtitles
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjcWkLp54DI

Saturday, October 14, 2017. 6:30 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St, Winnipeg.
Tickets: $10. Kalyna Store. (204) 582-2832. 952 Main St, Winnipeg, Oseredok. (204) 942-0218. 184 Alexander Ave E, Winnipeg

In this gripping drama, Daryna returns to her Ukrainian village after spending two years in Italy working as a maid in the house of a rich divorced lawyer and his bitter mother.

Daryna’s earnings have made it possible for her husband to build a new house in the village and enabled her daughter to pursue her studies.

When Daryna returns, however, she carries with her a secret that can destroy her family. She is nine weeks pregnant, having given in to the advances of her Italian employer.

The Nest of the Turtle Dove won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Manheim International Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the Odessa International Film Festival.


That Never Happened: Canada’s First National Internment Operations

Directed by Ryan Boyko
2017 Canada, 1 hour and 15 minutes
English
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDZ4HnX–hg

Friday, October 13, 2017. 9:00 pm.
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St, Winnipeg.
Tickets: $10. Kalyna Store. (204) 582-2832. 952 Main St, Winnipeg, Oseredok. (204) 942-0218. 184 Alexander Ave E, Winnipeg

Q&A with the director following the screening

That Never Happened provides a fascinating historical recounting of Canada’s World War 1 internment operations whereby over 80,000 East  European immigrants, mostly Ukrainian, were forced to register as “enemy aliens”.  Some 8000 individuals who failed to register or were unemployed or simply indigent, were put into forced labour camps under armed guard. Beginning n the 1980’s, several individuals took it upon themselves to reclaim this forgotten chapter in Canadian history.


THE DRAGON SPELL

Directed by Depoyan Minuk
2016 Ukraine, 1 hour 25 minutes
English
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPAG3_WzF6I

Sunday, October 15, 2017. 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St, Winnipeg.
Tickets: $10. Kalyna Store. (204) 582-2832. 952 Main St, Winnipeg, Oseredok. (204) 942-0218. 184 Alexander Ave E, Winnipeg

The Dragon Spell is a wondrous animated tale about Nicky, a young boy who embarks on a great adventure to save both the world of humans and the world of magic from the evil intentions of a witch possessed by the ghost of a dragon.

Nicky is joined on his quest by his friends Eddie — a bat, who is a wizard in training, and Rocky, a feral child. Through their exploits the adventurers learn what it means to be a true hero.

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