Ukrainian cinema is currently experiencing a period of great creative ferment. Films made in recent years bear witness to changes in the public mood and to the path taken from the cultural isolation of the Soviet period to the rebirth of the country’s cinema.
Ukrainian cinema is currently experiencing a creative boom. A number of films made in Ukraine over recent years have reacted to changes in the country, reflecting the path the country has to take to move from the cultural isolation of the Soviet period towards a renaissance of Ukrainian cinema. The course of history has always driven the Ukrainians to stand up for their identity. The documentary, conceptual cinema of Sergei Loznitsa (who came to BOZAR in 2015 to present Maidan) and the visionary works of Miroslav Slaboshpytsky have already attracted the attention of audiences well beyond Europe.
Ukraine on Film has been organised in cooperation with Arthouse Traffic, which was founded in 2003 and aims to promote art cinema and Ukrainian cinema by distributing and producing films. Arthouse Traffic also organises the Odessa International Film Festival.