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Forgotten Ancestors: The History of Ukrainian Cinema

Michael Brooke | 2022 | 90 MINS
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Compared with Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian cinema, Ukrainian cinema is far less familiar as a separate cultural entity, a legacy derived from it being collectively regarded as “Soviet cinema” for much of its lifespan. An illustrated talk by Michael Brooke

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However, there have been plenty of Ukrainian film masterpieces, from Dziga Vertov’s ‘The Man with the Movie Camera’ and Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s ‘Earth’ at the close of the silent era, via the ground-breaking work of Sergei Parajanov and Kira Muratova, to the endlessly inventive fiction and documentary projects of Sergei Loznitsa (‘Donbass’) today.

In this extensively illustrated talk, Eastern European film expert Michael Brooke delves into this fascinating, still underappreciated national cinema. Michael is a blu-ray producer and regular contributor to ‘Sight & Sound’ and the ‘Journal of Film Preservation’, specialising in East European Cinema.