The top films in Ukrainian cinema were honoured last month at Ukraine’s own version of the Academy Awards (Golden Dzygas). Cyborgs, the $2 million USD film recounting the heroic defence of the Donetsk International Airport, was the big winner of the night, winning Best Picture, Best Actor (Vyacheslav Dovzhenko), Best Supporting Actor (Victor Zhdanov), Best Screenwriter (Natalia Vorozhbit), and two other awards. Falling, Ukraine’s entry for Best Foreign Film at the US Academy Awards, was also recognised, winning Best Actress (Dasha Plakhtiy), Best Composer (Nikita Moiseev), and Best Sound Engineering (Sergey Stepansky). Other notable winners were the 1920s Kharkiv-set House of Word for Best Documentary, Prychynna: The Story of Love for Best Animated Film, and Sergei Loznitsa as Best Director for A Gentle Creature. The red carpet ceremony was held at Kyiv’s Parkovy Exhibition Centre on 20 April.
A British national who has lived and worked in Russia for the last two decades has been barred from entering the territory of Ukraine for three years, following a visit to Crimea. The visit was not just any old trip to grandmother’s house, rather, John Warren, wanted to help Russians “see their country”. Warren hosts […]
One of the most acute problems Ukraine faces right now is related to the war in the east. This time though the fight is not with bombs and bullets but with thoughts and emotions. Since the onset of conflict, a total of 335 000 men and women have answered the call to defend their country. […]
Good news for those who love the environment and understand that climate change is not a Chinese hoax! Two companies, Ukraine Power Resources and Yuzhne Energy, have agreed to team up to create two wind farms in Ukraine’s southern Odessa region. The project will see a combined investment of some 240 million EURO and will […]
As we all know, Russia was the host of this year’s World Cup Finals, and as such, the host nation is traditionally given automatic qualification rights. As a team that ranked 76th in world football this year, whether they’d have actually had the chance to play in the tournament by virtue of footballing ability is […]