Culture News, 13/01/2018

New British Film Festival in Kharkiv

New British Film festival took place in on January 9-10 in Kharkiv. The selection unites short movies that were nominated for BAFTA Shorts 2017.

Eight best films of different genres, including documentary, drama and animation, were shown during the event.

“The Party,” directed by Andrea Harkin, opened the festival. It shows a party of drinking, dancing and young love. The events take place in Belfast in 1972.

The audience could also watch the festival’s winner “Home,” directed by Daniel Mulloy.  It’s the story of thousands of men, women and children’s struggle to get into Europe as a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday.

Kharkivites could see “A Love Story” by Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, “Mouth of Hell” by Samir Mehanovic, “Standby” by Charlotte Regan, “Toughby Jennifer Zheng, “Consumed” by Richard John Seymour and “The Alan Dimension” by Jac Clinch.

“The idea of creating free cinema shows belongs to the British Council in Ukraine and Arthouse Traffic. From now, all the cinemas are working on a commercial basis. So we decided to give Kharkivites an opportunity to watch the children’s and the adult programs for free,” the festival’s organizer Andrii Bocharnikov said.

The event will be followed by French Short Films festival that will take place in on January 11-14. The viewers will be able to watch 30 films, directed by professionals and amateurs, screened in French with Ukrainian subtitles.

Text: Iryna Klymenko

Photo: Objective