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.
Swan Lake: The Zone
USSR 1989 / 96 minutes
Director: Yuri Illienko
Starring: Viktor Solovyov, Liudmyla Efymenko
Three days before the end of his prison sentence, a man escapes. He finds refuge inside the ruins of an old hammer-and-sickle monument, where a local woman stumbles across him. It's the beginning of a tragic love story…
In the presence of an actress, Q&A