"Wild Fields": film ³creening and talk with Iaroslav Lodygin and Luba Mikhailova. 7 December 2019. 5:50pm
Ukraine / 2018 / 120 min. / dir. Iaroslav Lodygin with Oleg Moskalenko, Vladimir Yamnenko, Olexiy Gorbunov, Ruslan Khazipov, George Povolotsky, Eugene Muts, /Ukrainian, Russian, dialect, with English subtitles
A story of gang fights, childhood friendships and burgeoning love, this film is based on a novel by Ukraine’s cult contemporary writer Serhiy Zhadan. Herman returns to his small hometown in Donbas only to find that his older brother has disappeared, leaving Herman to fight for the family business — an old and rusty gas station. Local plots are brewing in town, and Herman must decide whether to run from his problems or stay and fight for what’s his. Followed by a talk with the film director Iaroslav Lodygin, moderated by Luba Mikhailova, founder of Izolyatsiya, a platform for cultural initiatives from Donetsk, forced out of its premises with the onset of the war with Russia in 2014.
Tickets £16.90 (£15.40). Book via Curzon Soho.
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