13:49 26.03.2016

Ukraine to demonstrate its movies in the Netherlands before Ukraine-EU Association's referendum

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Ukraine to demonstrate its movies in the Netherlands before Ukraine-EU Association's referendum

Through March 31 to April 1 Amsterdam for the first time will host the Days of Ukrainian Cinema 'Ukraine on Film: Way to Freedom', a press service of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.

According to the report, film showcase to take place in the Dutch capital ahead of the referendum on Ukraine-EU Association scheduled for April 6.

The showcase will open with "The Eleventh Year" cinematic performance. The avant-garde documentary feature of the same name, shot by the pioneer of world cinema Dziga Vertov, will be accompanied by a live soundtrack performed by Ukrainian composer Anton Baibakov and musician Sofia Turta (piano). It is a documentary based on a Soviet newsreel shot during the 1920s, telling the story of the construction of socialism.

The program also includes a documentary hit "The Russian Woodpecker" by Chad Gracia, the winner of Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Sundance Film Festival.

The showcase's closing is "Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom", the nominee for this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film by Evhen Afineyevsky, shot in the midst of Euromaidan, was co-produced by Netflix and participated in the program of international film festivals in Venice and Toronto. Chronicling events that unfolded over 93 days in 2013 and 2014, the film witnesses the formation of a new civil rights movement in Ukraine.

Days of Ukrainian Cinema "Ukraine on Film: Way to Freedom" will be presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the State Film Agency of Ukraine.

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