Cinema (November – December)
New British Film Fest
With a line-up featuring British awards favourites, festival hits, and the winner of the Venice Film Festival, the British Council and Arthouse Traffic bring you this year’s New British Film Festival. Kyiv Cinema serves as its principal venue, this year, offering even greater public accessibility with two films produced with TIFF transcription (translated video for people with visual impairment). So, sit back, relax, and forget about the world for a couple of hours.
New British Film Festival 2018
Kyiv Cinema (V Vasylkivska 19)
22 November at 19.00 – THE FAVOIRITE
23 November at 19.00 – BEAST
23 November at 21.15 –THE FAVOIRITE
24 November at 19.00 – COLETTE
24 November at 21.15 – BEAST
25 November at 19.00 – I AM NOT A WITCH
25 November at 21.15 – COLETTE
26 November at 19.00 – HIGH LIFE
27 November at 19.00 – BAFTA SHORTS 2018
28 November at 19.00 – HIGH LIFE
UK, 2017 / 107 min
Starring Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn
In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders, she defends him at all costs and learns what she is capable of. TIFF (translated video for people with visual impairment)
I Am Not a Witch (Drama)
UK, FR, DE, ZM, 2017 / 93 min
Starring Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Mulilo, Margaret Sipaneia
After a minor incident in her village, 9-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a goat. As she navigates through her new life, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom.
UK, US, 2018 / 111 min
Starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West
Colette’s marriage to Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West) thrusts her from a simple country life into the raucous creative demi-monde of Paris. Swiftly developing her talent as a writer, Colette’s first novels are published under Willy’s name. An author in his own right, Willy mentors Colette and later betrays her as her stories gain them fame and notoriety.
High Life (Fantasy)
UK, FR, PL, US, DE, 2018 / 110 min
Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth, Lars Eidinger
A group of convicts is duped into joining a difficult space mission in the belief they will be freed if they are successful. But, the authorities have no intention of ever letting them return to earth. They want the inmates to procreate and raise a children in space as part of a larger experiment.
The British Council in Ukraine and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) present a special project within the framework of the New British Film Festival — a collection of short films nominated for the BAFTA Award in 2018. BAFTA SHORTS is a compilation for all fans of the short metre, presented in a variety of genres and themes. TIFF (translated video for people with visual impairment)
The Favourite (Drama)
IE, UK, US, 2018 / 119 min
Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics, or rabbit stand in her way.