What: A Ukraine film season, organized by Kings College London. Dates include May 3rd, May 9th, and May 18th during which different Ukraine-related films will be played at the Kings College London. All donations gathered throughout this Ukraine film season will be donated to Ukraine humanitarian organizations, and individuals.
MAY 3RD – MARIUPOLIS, DIR. MANTAS KVEDARAVICIUS (LITHUANIA/UKRAINE, 2016)
About: A poetic portrait of life in a city surrounded by war. While shooting what he called as a “second part” to Mariupolis, Kvedaravicius was captured and killed by the Russians.
When: Tue, 3 May, 19:00 BST
Where: Lucas Lecture Theatre S-2.18, King’s College London, Strand London WC2R 2LS
Tickets: The price is your preferred donation amount. Proceeds from this event are all going in support of the Kvedaravicius family.
MAY 9TH – HOMEWARD, DIR. NARIMAN ALIEV (UKRAINE, 2019)
About: A road movie about a Crimean Tartar family’s effort to take their son’s body back to their homeland. Followed by a Zoom Q&A with the director.
When: Mon, May 9, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM BST
Where: Safra Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London Strand London WC2R 2LS
Tickets: The price is your preferred donation amount. Proceeds from this event are all going to the Charitable Foundation East-SOS.
MAY 18TH – REFLECTION, DIR. VALENTYN VASYANOVYCH (UKRAINE, 2021)
What: Navigating between Kyiv and Eastern Ukraine, Reflection pays equal attention to war’s horrific devaluation of human life, and to the trauma inflicted on the survivor’s psyche. Frames-within-frames, often shaped as screens, populate almost every shot in the film, filling it with striking metaphors and provoking the spectator to accept the role of a witness.
When: Wed 18 May 2022, 18:10 BST
Where: Barbican Cinema 2, Beech St, Barbican, London EC1Y 8AA
- Standard: £12.00
- Members: £9.60
ADDITIONALLY – THE PEOPLE SAVING UKRAINE’S FILM ARCHIVE
Read all about Isabel Stevens’ BFI article about the film archivists at the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre in Kyiv working to preserve Ukrainian film heritage through war. Here