The Ukrainian Film Club @ Columbia will hold
the US premiere of
with director Ivan Tymchenko and
producer Svitlana Solovyova in attendance
The soldiers of the Donbas Volunteer Battalion are at the center of this war drama inspired by real-life events. Two Ukrainian fighters who, with thousands of others volunteered to repel the Russian aggression against their homeland are trying to get out of the Russian-surrounded Ilovaisk, a city in south-western Ukraine. Beshoot the latest example of citizen-filmmaking made without government funding. Theatrically released in Ukraine under the title Ilovaisk 2014 in early September the film was enthusiastically received by viewers. Be the first one to see it in the US and discuss the film with its director and producer.
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:00 PM
Where: Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th St.
(off Amsterdam Ave.)
In Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles
Yuri Shevchuk will introduce the Ukrainian filmmakers and mediate the post-screening discussion
Link to the trailer:
Link to the film website: http://beshoot.film