"The War of Chimeras"
Movie premiere in Auckland and Questions and Answers session with Directors
at Auckland War Memorial Museum Auditorium, 22 August 2023, 18:00
FREE admission, but registration is required, please email here to book your seat firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Ukrainians in cooperation with Anastasia Starozhytska and Maria Starozhytska (movie directors) and with support from Auckland War Memorial Museum invite you to join us for a movie evening at Auckland Museum.
You are invited to witness a story of war, love, and death that was documented by the immediate participants in the events. He volunteered for the front; she went there just after the battle. He got into the cauldron of Ilovaysk and lost his closest brother-soldiers. While traveling through the ruined towns, she strives to understand the essence of war and love. Both tell each other openly about their feelings during the war, escaping the cauldron, their common trip to the frontline, and then try to live together afterward.
You are welcome to ask questions directly from movie directors right after the screening!
CREW: Director: Anastasia Starozhytska, Maria Starozhytska Cinematographer: Valeriy Lavrenov, Yuri Bedenko Editor: Mykola Bazarkin Sound: Vasyl Gudz
Please visit Movie Facebook Page for more information https://www.facebook.com/thewarofchimeras?mibextid=LQQJ4d
Thanks to informational partnership with Doc Edge Festival we have displayed our war photographs from the exhibition for the time of the show of these movies in Auckland, Capitol Cinema
Director: Roman Liubyi
Producer: Andrii Kotliar, Volodymyr Tykhyy, David Armati Lechner, Isabelle Bertolone, Trini Götze
Country: Ukraine, Germany
Language: Dutch, English, Russian, Ukrainian
Duration: 84 mins
Premiere: Asia PacificGenre: Crime, Politics, War/Conflict/RefugeesCategory: Crime & Conspiracy
25th May, 18:30PM, The Capitol Cinema, Auckland
18 Jun, 3:30 PM, The Roxy Cinema, Wellington
The tragic incident of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people on board, is the focus of director Liubyi’s film. It not only sheds light on the reality of the attack but also examines the possible consequences of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the West's relationship with Russia. Despite voluminous evidence, including physical artifacts like butterfly-shaped shrapnel found in the bodies of the pilots, the Russian government and media immediately denied the truth.
20 Days in Mariupol
Director: Mstyslav ChernovProducer: Michelle Mizner
Language: English, Ukrainian
Duration: 95 mins
Premiere: Asia Pacific
Category: Our World, Our Stories
Wed 31 May 8:30 PM The Capitol Cinema, Auckland
Wed 14 Jun 8 PM The Roxy Cinema, Wellington
Seasoned war journalist and first-time feature director Chernov uses his personal footage and daily dispatches for The Associated Press to offer a vivid and harrowing account of the siege of Mariupol. Through his lens, we see the toll of war on civilians, the horrors of dying children, mass graves, and the bombing of a maternity hospital. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, Chernov and a team of AP journalists capture defining images of the war that made headlines around the world.