Film Countries Archives: Ukraine

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The Diaper Cake [short film]

  Anastasia Babenko

  Ukraine     18 minutes

Synopsis

In a tiny hospital room, Vitya and Lena have no choice but to grow up as they welcome their newborn.

This film screens as part of Shorts 6: Risible (Comedy)

 Ukranian 

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Collection of four comedic film stills representing Shorts Program 6

Shorts 6: Risible (Comedy)

  Various

  Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States     65 minutes

Synopsis

These impressive comedic shorts pack a punch and make it hard to hold in your laughter. Featuring works from Benoît Monney, Jon Olav Stokke, Fawzia Mirza, Victor Nyåker, Natalie Prisco, Anastasia Babenko, and Duro Howard Jr.

A film director struggles through a day of chaotic, unforeseen problems in Action (Switzerland). In Deloping (UK), Mary and Emma will settle their differences the only way they know how: a duel to the death! The day after meeting a crew of twenty somethings at a South Asian happy hour, 39-year-old Hena is thrown into their group chat in Auntie (US). In Circle of Trust (Sweden), Sonja and Per meet to create a space where they safely can explore sides of themselves that they suppress in their everyday lives. A bored middle-aged woman desperate for an adrenaline rush becomes entangled with a crew of dangerous diamond thieves in The Hostage (US). In a tiny hospital room, Vitya and Lena have no choice but to grow up as they welcome their newborn in The Diaper Cake (Ukraine). Experience the World—The Train (US) is an absurdist, soft-spoken journey along the Chicago red line train during rush hour.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Fri, Oct 21 @ 5:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  Antonio Lukich

  Ukraine     106 minutes

Synopsis

In childhood, mischievous twin brothers Kolya and Vasily were inseparable. They lived with the assurance that, whenever they got into hot water, their well-connected petty gangster father would bail them out. As adults, things couldn’t be more different. Straight-laced Vasily is a  police officer, while mercurial Kolya makes ends meet as a bus driver and pot pusher. Their divergent paths merge when they receive an out-of-the-blue phone call notifying them that their father, who abandoned the family long ago, has been found dead in Luxembourg. Inspired by true events from the director’s own life, the film finds warmth and humor in the brothers’ journey as together they must find a way to come to terms with their complicated legacy.

 German, Ukrainian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sat, Oct 15 @ 6:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Screening

Sun, Oct 16 @ 12:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Media

Film Credits

  •   Vladimir Yatsenko, Anna Yatsenko
  •   Antonio Lukich
  •   Olexander Chorny, Ivan Bannikov, Olexander Legostaev
  •   Vlad Odudenko
  •   Misha Lubarsky
  •   Amil Nasirov, Ramil Nasirov
  •   Sergiy Stepansky, Oleksandr Verkhovynets
  •   ForeFilms