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.
Here’s a fact: many Russians live in Kyiv. Indeed many Russians live across all of Ukraine, and to see a Russian-plated car is not uncommon. Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the time these people are simply guests in the country who are required to abide by the laws and entitled to live a peaceful […]
In an effort to do more to promote Ukraine, the government just announced a new logo and slogan that will attempt to brand the country as a destination of choice for investors, tourists, and anybody else who might want to realise the potential of the country. Cool. To assist the authorities in their promo campaign, […]
Ukraine’s aim of 18 June conference It’s long past time for Syrians and Ukrainians to unite to stop the wars in their countries and work more closely together to persuade the rest of the world to put greater pressure on Russia, the imperial power which has caused so much death and destruction in these two […]
Talk of the town, Champions League final, and here’s one more little-known bit that you may be interested in: the entertainment to calm the nerves of the fans in the stadium on the 26th will be provided by English singer/songwriter Dua Lipa! No doubt she will perform hits New Rules and IDGAF while those seated […]