Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Culture Ministry: 59 Berlin International Film Festival opens and will see 5 Ukrainian films

Today the curtain will rise for the 59-th Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale. From over 6 thousand of films, forwarded to the festival, organizers have chosen 300 best ones, among which are 5 Ukrainian creations, filmed at the state support.

They are, namely, a new Kira Muratova film A Melody for Hand Organ, the Roman Balayan Birds of Paradise, a debut of Marina Kondratyeva Once I Will Awake, a documentary The Alive by Serhii Bukovsky and animated full-length film Adventures of the Brave Soldier Svejk.

During Berlinale-59 a presentation of the program of Ukrainian documentaries and a new bilingual catalog Ukrainian films 2008-09 will take place.

The festival will run through February 15.