Yuri ShevchukIn the Shadow of Empire: Ukrainian National Cinema since 2000
In the Shadow of Empire: Ukrainian National Cinema since 2000
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
Dr. Yuri Shevchuk of Columbia University discusses how Ukrainian cinema reflects the challenges Ukraine has faced over the last decade as it seeks to consolidate its cultural and political independence. The lecture is followed by a screening of The Firecrosser (Mykhailo Illienko, 2012), the improbable tale of a war hero who is released from a Nazi prison camp, branded a traitor, sentenced to the Gulag, and eventually becomes a the leader of an Indian tribe in Canada (110 mins., video).
Cosponsorsed by Ohio State’s Department of History of Art, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Film Studies Program, and the Wexner Center.