Tag: ukraine

Exclusive LEGACY OF LIES Clip: Scott Adkins, I Need Your Help

We are big fans of Mr. Scott Adkins. Period. Full stop. His new action action movie, Legacy of Lies, directed by Adrian Bol, looks likely to keep up his streak of entertaining pictures that fairly well explode on the screen....

Review: BITTER HARVEST Is Bad Canadian Borscht

In between the two World Wars, the then nascent Soviet Union, in a barbarous act of mismanaged nation building, starved north of seven million Ukrainians to death, all the while violently appropriating the land and the crops from the 'bread...

WHEN THE TREES FALL First Trailer Teases an Ethereal Yet Tense Coming of Age Tale

The first trailer for When the Trees Fall (Koly Padayut Dereva) suggests that it's a coming-of-age movie with a striking edge. Directed by Marysia Nikitiuk in her feature debut, the film is a co-production (Ukraine/ Poland/ France/ Macedonia). Latido Films...

Warsaw 2015 Review: THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER, A Doc With Strong Storytelling And Wild Ideas

Chad Gracia's documentary boasts a title that could be misleadingly attributed to a newly devised coital constellation or a daunting and supposedly nasty mob technique. Neither of the two is a close call, as The Russian Woodpecker refers to a...

GHOUL: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Petr Jakl's Czech / Ukrainian Horror

Czech director Petr Jakl bucked trends throughout the arthouse oriented markets of Eastern Europe with his Czech / Ukrainian produced - though largely English language - horror picture Ghoul and ended up with a minor hit on his hands, one...

THE TRIBE Director Readies New Film LUXEMBOURG

The world's longest running co-production market, Cinemart, is always one of the most interesting parts of theInternational Film Festival in Rotterdam.  This year is not an exception with colourful batch of promising projects lined up including experimental filmmaker Khavn...

L'Etrange 2014 Review: THE TRIBE, No Sound, But A Whole Lot Of Fury

Not one word of dialogue is spoken in director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's The Tribe, a stark Ukrainian drama that mixes gang thriller with boarding school intrigue, and pushes the maxim 'show don't tell' into brutal new extremes. The film presents a...

Venice 2013 Review: UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL, A Powerful Documentary That Strips Down Femen Movement

For a few years the Femen Movement in Ukraine has been trying to raise awareness for gender and feminist issues worldwide. Thanks to provocative and risky happenings, often acted out bare-breasted in public places, the press has been jumping on...

Demons! Warlocks! College Kids In The Woods! It's A Second Trailer For UNFORGOTTEN SHADOWS!

Full marks to Ukrainian director Lubomir Levitski. He has clearly paid his dues watching American college-set horror films and mastered this particular sub-set of the horror world, both in terms of embracing the goofier conventions of the genre and building...

The Ukraine Gets Its Guy Ritchie On With PAWN SHOP

Director Lubomir Levitski is poised to have a very busy year. Early today we posted the trailer for his upcoming horror comedy Unforgotten Shadows, which is due for a June release in the CIS. And Levitski will have a second...

First Trailer For Ukrainian Horror Comedy UNFORGOTTEN SHADOWS

There are certain universal constants in this world and one of them is that if a group of college students heads off into the remote woods something bad is going to happen. It's been true in America for decades and...