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UKRAINIAN STAND AT Toronto International Film festival

Discover Ukrainian film industry!
Stand #20, Industry Office Location | The Hyatt Regency Hotel | 370 King Street West, Toronto.-->

Discover Ukrainian film industry

September 6, Friday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Luma Restaurant ( 350 King St. W., 2nd Floor )

Breakfast at TIFF: Signing Сelebration regarding the
Co-Production Treaty between Ukraine and Canada.

Meet and network with Ukrainian producers. Hosted by the Ukrainian State Film Agency and the Igor Iankovskiy Foundation

Invitations only; request an invitation at Ukrainian stand or at knegrutsa@gmail.com 

September 6, Friday, 3:00 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 7

ATLANTIS
(Contemporary World Cinema section)

A film by Valentyn Vasyanovych| Ukraine| 2019

Press&Industry only

September 7, Saturday, 10:00 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 14

ANNA
(Short cuts)

A film by Dekel Berenson| Ukraine, Israel, United Kingdom| 2019

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September 8, Sunday, 11:30 am

Scotiabank Theatre, 6

ANNA
(Short cuts)

A film by Dekel Berenson| Ukraine, Israel, United Kingdom| 2019

Press&Industry only

September 8, Sunday, 1:15 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 7

THE PAINTED BIRD
(Special Presentation)

A film by Václav Marhoul| Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia | 2019

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September 9, Monday, 6:00 pm

Jackman hall

ATLANTIS
(Contemporary World Cinema section)

A film by Valentyn Vasyanovych| Ukraine| 2019

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September 10, Tuesday, 11:45 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 6

THE PAINTED BIRD
(Special Presentation)

A film by Václav Marhoul| Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia | 2019

Press&Industry only

September 11, Wednesday, 5:45 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 7

ATLANTIS
(Contemporary World Cinema section)

A film by Valentyn Vasyanovych| Ukraine| 2019

Press&Industry only

September 11, Wednesday, 6:15 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4 - Paul & Leah Atkinson Family Cinema

ATLANTIS
(Contemporary World Cinema section)

A film by Valentyn Vasyanovych| Ukraine| 2019

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September 11, Wednesday, 9:30 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1

THE PAINTED BIRD
(Special Presentation)

A film by Václav Marhoul| Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia | 2019

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September 13, Friday, 5:00 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 8

THE PAINTED BIRD
(Special Presentation)

A film by Václav Marhoul| Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia | 2019

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September 13, Friday, 9:00 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 11

ANNA
(Short cuts)

A film by Dekel Berenson| Ukraine, Israel, United Kingdom| 2019

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September 13, Friday, 9:15 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 10

ATLANTIS
(Contemporary World Cinema section)

A film by Valentyn Vasyanovych| Ukraine| 2019

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September 14, Saturday, 9:00 pm

Scotiabank Theatre, 11

THE PAINTED BIRD
(Special Presentation)

A film by Václav Marhoul| Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia | 2019

Buy tickets

Download Ukrainian Film Industry Guide

Download Catalogue of Ukrainian films 2018-2019

ATLANTIS

a film by Valentyn Vasyanovych

Ukraine, 2019

Contemporary World Cinema

September 6, Friday, 3:00 pm | Scotiabank Theatre, 7
September 9, Monday, 6:00 pm | Jackman hall
September 11, Wednesday, 5:45 pm | Scotiabank Theatre, 7
September 11, Wednesday, 6:15 pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4 - Paul & Leah Atkinson Family Cinema

THE PAINTED BIRD

a film by Václav Marhoul

Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia, 2019

Special Presentation

September 8, Sunday, 1:15 pm | Scotiabank Theatre, 7
September 10, Tuesday, 11:45 pm | Scotiabank Theatre, 6
September 11, Wednesday, 9:30 pm | TIFF Bell Light Box Cinema 1
September 13, Friday, 5:00 pm | Scotiabank Theatre, 8
September 14, Saturday, 9:00 pm | Scotiabank Theatre, 11

ANNA

a film by Dekel Berenson

Ukraine, Israel, United Kingdom, 2019

Short Cuts programme

September 7, Saturday, 10:00 pm | Scotiabank Theatre, 14
September 8, Sunday, 11:30 am | Scotiabank Theatre, 6
September 13, Friday, 9:00 pm | Scotiabank Theatre, 11

#SaveOlegSentsov

Crimean filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has been convicted to 20 years in Russian jail on false charges of terrorism as he opposed Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014. A request for Sentsov’s extradition to Ukraine was denied in October 2016 on the grounds that he had become a Russian citizen upon the annexation. On May 14, 2018 Sentsov declared an indefinite hunger strike, stating that “the one and only condition for its termination is the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners that are currently present on the territory of the Russian Federation.”

On October 6, after hunger striking for 145 days, Sentsov was forced to end his hunger strike, under the threat of being force fed by authorities. He is currently serves his sentence in Polar Bear prison colony.

Join global campaign to #SaveOlegSentsov.

Ukrainian film days in toronto

Imagine Cinemas - Carlton cinema - 20 Carlton St, Toronto

On August 30 – September 1, the showcase Ukrainian Film Days in Toronto will present for the third time in Canada the selection of Ukrainian recently produced feature films.

The showcase includes five significant Ukrainian film productions, including award-nominated and award-winning feature films Donbas, The Wild Fields, The Stolen Princess, Hutsulka Ksenya and Volcano.

The screenings will take place at Carlton cinema. Ukrainian Film Days in Toronto are presented by the State Film Agency of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine to Canada, and Ukrainian National Federation of Canada in Toronto.

August 30, Friday 7 pm

The Wild Fields /
Дике Поле

Ukraine, 2018 / 120 minutes

Drama

Director: Yaroslav Lodygin

– Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Production Design, Best Sound Design, Ukrainian Film Academy Awards, 2019

Cast: 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 the screenwriter and producer, Q&A.

August 31, Saturday 4 pm

The Stolen Princess /
Викрадена Принцеса

Ukraine, 2018 / 85 minutes

Animated film

Director: Oleg Malamuzh

– Grand Prize, Children KinoFest, 2019

This whimsical story is set in Kyiv at the time of brave knights, beautiful princesses and powerful wizards. Ruslan, an itinerant artist who dreams of becoming a knight, meets the beautiful Mila and falls in love with her, unaware that she is the daughter of the Prince of Kyiv. But their happiness is short-lived; the evil magician Chornomor captures Mila hoping to use the power of their love to increase his own power. With no thought for himself, Ruslan sets out to save the kidnapped princess, overcoming all obstacles and proving that true love is stronger than magic.

August 31, Saturday 7 pm

Hutsulka Ksenya /
Гуцулка Ксенія

Ukraine, 2018 / 90 minutes

Musical, Melodrama

Director: Olena Demyanenko

– Grand Prize, Mt. Fuji-Atami Film Festival, Tokyo, 2019

Cast: Varvara Lushchyk, Maksym Lozynskyj, Olivier Bonjour

1939. A young Ukrainian-American man Yaro comes to the Carpathian Mountains, because his father left him a fortune under the condition that he would marry a Ukrainian girl. There Yaro meets a Hutsul girl Ksenya and has to rethink his plan.

September 1, Sunday 4 pm

Volcano /
Вулкан

Ukraine, 2018 / 106 minutes

Comedy, Drama

Director: Roman Bondarchuk

– World Premiere – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2018

Cast: Serhiy Stepansky, Viktor Zhdanov, Khrystyna Deilyk

A series of odd coincidences has left Lukas, an interpreter for an OSCE military checkpoint inspection tour, stranded near a small southern Ukrainian steppe town. With nowhere to turn, this city boy finds shelter at the home of a colorful local named Vova. With Vova as his guide, Lukas is confronted by a universe beyond his imagination, one in which life seems utterly detached from any identifiable structure. Fascinated by his host and his host's daughter Marushka, with whom he is rapidly falling in love, Lukas’s contempt for provincial life slowly melts away and sets him on a quest for a happiness he had never known could exist.

September 1, Sunday 7 pm

Donbass /
Донбас

Ukraine, Germany, France, Netherlands, Romania, 2018 / 122 minutes

Drama

Director: Sergey Loznitsa

Cast: Tamara Yatsenko, Liudmila Smorodina, Olesya Zhurakovskaya, Boris Kamorzin

– Directing Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2018

– Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Ukrainian Film Academy Awards, 2019

Thirteen short stories unfold a panorama of life in the occupied territories, from tragedy to comic farce. The “green men” are unable to recall the name of their “native town, here nearby”. A German journalist at a checkpoint is greeted with a shout, “we’ve caught a fascist!”. They celebrate weddings and set public punishments, they expropriate cars and money for the benefit of the “republics”, they live in basements to escape from shell bombings. Sergei Loznitsa’s film raises the question of where in this kaleidoscope lies the border between truth and fiction.

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