Ukrainian Film Club @ Columbia University will screen
A Human with a Stool, 2019
director Leonid Kanter
A group of travelers sets off on a journey with the aim to bring a stool from an ordinary Kyiv kitchen to Cape Horn and place it on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The initiator of the journey Leonid Kanter, his wife Diana and their daughter Magdalena take part in the expedition among other members of the group. Leonid is filming their adventure, turning his life into a movie in which he becomes both the protagonist and director. Coming back home, the travelers are caught up in the outbreak of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. This film was initially planned as a manifesto of the invincible power of human dreams. But life intervened in the process of the filmmaking. Or, to be more precise, it was the last journey itself that the brave traveler decided to go on.
When: Monday, October 21, 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 film and mediate the discussion