From March 15, BOZAR will host Ukrainian Spring, a festival of Ukrainian culture that combines films, literary discussions and a concert by the internationally acclaimed group Dakh Daughters. This will be the fourth year in a row that Ukraine takes centre stage, having started its successful run in 2016 with Ukraine on Film, aimed at promoting Ukrainian cinema in Belgium.
The film program of UKRAINIAN SPRING includes four films: eastern ‘The Wild Fields’ (2018) by Yaroslav Lodygin, mystical drama ‘The Gateway’ (2017) by Volodymyr Tykhyy, animated fantasy ‘The Stolen Princess: Ruslan and Liudmyla’ (2018) by Oleg Malamuzh, drama ‘Swan Lake: The Zone’ by Yuri Illenko.
The event is supported by the Ukrainian Embassy in Belgium, Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Association of Ukrainians in Belgium, BOZAR and Arthouse Traffic, will be held in BOZAR, Brussels, from March 15 to 17.
The Wild Fields
Ukraine 2018 / 120 minutes
Director: Yaroslav Lodygin
Starring: Oleg Moskalenko, Volodymyr Yamnenko, Oleksiy Gorbunov
Herman returns to his small hometown in Donbas only to find that his older brother has disappeared, leaving him to fight to save the family business, an old gas station. A story of childhood friendships and burgeoning love, it tells of the struggle against those unlawfully taking control of local plots of land to turn them into cornfields and railways that lead nowhere. Where will this journey end?
In the presence of a screenwriter and producer, Q&A