A sign against the war

BENEFIZfilmzeit for the benefit of Ukrainian refugees in Allgäu

On Saturday, 7 May, 7 p.m. at the Stadttheater Kaufbeuren and on Sunday, 8 May, 11 a.m. at the Colosseum Center Kempten we will show Ukrainian short films, framed by literature and music.

Actor Roman Just, violinist Larysa Mohylewska from the Odessa Opera Orchestra and cellist Magdalena Anna Simm will be performing.

To commemorate the year of Ukraine's independence, admission costs 19.91 euros. Tickets at www.filmzeit-festival.de/tickets and www.kinokempten.de and at the box office. The proceeds will go to the AK Asyl in Kaufbeuren and to the Diakonie in Kempten.

Ukrainian short films in the filmzeit mix of genres

  • DIORAMA, documentary by Zoya Laktionova, UA 2018, 12 minutes, English subtitles
    A melancholic film about an abandoned Ukrainian beach and a post-apocalyptic landscape.
  • DER VETERAN, fiction by Rainer Ludwigs, DE/UA 2022, 30 minutes, English subtitles
    After the fighting in the Donbas, Bogdan visits his mother in Germany. Here, unexpected opportunities open up for him. Will he stay or return to the front?
  • DEEP LOVE, animated film by Mykyta Lyskov, UA 2019, 14 minutes, no dialogue.
    A cheeky film about the time of change and Ukraine's path to a democracy. Will painting the walls of houses blue and yellow be enough?
  • ME AND MARIUPOL, documentary by Piotr Armianovski, UA 2017, 10 minutes, English subtitles.
    A nostalgic homage to Mariupol with memories of a good past and the hope for a miracle.

Supporting programme

Actor Roman Just from Kempten will read poems by contemporary author Serhiy Zhadan and passages from "The White Guard" by Mikhail Bulgakov.

The films and readings will be accompanied musically by Larysa Mohylewska from Odessa on the violin and Magdalena Anna Simm from Kaufbeuren on the cello. They will play works by Mykola Lyssenko and Dimitri Tiomkin.
Larysa Mohylewska belongs to a group of musicians from the Odessa Opera Orchestra who have found refuge in Marktoberdorf.

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