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1st screening of the series "8 Years of War in Ukraine": "No Obvious Signs" by Alina Gorlova

Apr 19, 2022 | 08:00 PM
No Obvious Signs

No Obvious Signs

The film series is organized in cooperation between the Media Library of the Institute for East European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and the Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin (UFFB). The series brings together three films (documentary and feature films) by Ukrainian filmmakers that mark contemporary Ukrainian cinema in the context of the war with Russia, which has been going on for eight years now.

The aim of the series is to open different perspectives on the war, realized in different narratives and visual representations: a post-apocalyptic industrial horror, a reflection on the long-term effects of the war, a documentary of life in wartime, where even small details suddenly receive new meaning.

What unites the films in the series are the voices of Ukrainian filmmakers who lived and shot in Ukraine before and during the war, and whose works illuminate the specific context from a multidimensional perspective.

All screenings will be accompanied by expert talks + a fundraiser for Docudays UA, which will address questions about the current role of art, the visibility of Ukrainian filmmakers in times of war, and the future of Ukrainian cinema with invited filmmakers and guests.

For more information about the film series, the movies, and the fundraiser, please click HERE (in German).

In the opening film of the series "No Obvious Signs" (2018), Alina Gorlova accompanies with her camera her main heroine, who is currently going through a difficult rehabilitation process. The normality of everyday life is constantly interrupted by traumatic memories from the front line in eastern Ukraine. The film follows a strong woman on her way back to life and impressively shows how deeply the war penetrates life. When the active phase of the war is over, its consequences and long-lasting traumas will have to be dealt with.

About the performance:

19.04.2022 / Location: Film Art 66

Time: 20:00 / Admission: 7 Euro / TICKETS

Guests: Alina Gorlova (video message), Barbara Wurm (film scholar, HU Berlin), Daria Buteiko & Ivanna Kozak (UFFB), Tetiana Goncharuk (human rights activist with a focus on women's rights, director of the women's meeting place HellMa in Berlin-Marzahn), and others.

Moderation: Irine Beridze (FU/OEI)

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2022 | 08:00 PM

Filmkunst 66
Bleibtreustraße 12
10623 Berlin