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OIFF Update: “Varta1, Lviv, Ukraine” (2015)

Many Ukrainian citizens have been wrangling with the definitions of such concepts as democracy, autonomy, and justice ever since  the conflict with Russia was...

A Conversation With Lithuanian Film Maker Mantas Kvedaravicius

The Odessa Review spoke with the Lithuanian director who represented Ukraine at the world-renowned Berlinale film festival this year. The Odessa Review’s Ute Kilter...

New Constructivist Art Museum To Open In Zaporizhia

The Art Gallery Barannik of Zaporizhia plans to open Ukraine’s first Constructivist architecture museum at the beginning of the summer. It will showcase the...

Odessans bring summer as close as possible

Odessa is a summer city, so it comes as no surprise that Odessites tend to struggle through the winter months. Winter 2015-16 was particularly...

Ukraine’s Toponymic Revolution

The process of implementing the recently passed de-Communization laws has not been particularly smooth. The debates over Communist-era place names are roiling Ukrainians’ efforts...

“FreierFest” As A Contemporary Art Festival

The “FreierFest” festival was just that — a true festival consisting of six exhibitions, multiple lectures (mostly by Kyiv representatives, but also notable foreign...

Francoise Oz: Art Through Fashion

While Searching For A Fresh Approach To The Plastic Arts Odessa Based Painters Francoise Oz And Bogdan Perevertun Immersed Themselves In The World Of...
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OIFF Update: “The Nest of the Turtledove” (2016)

“The Nest of the Turtledove” is a feature by Ukrainian director Taras Tkachenko. The film won the ‘Work in Progress’ Award at the 2014...

Odessa Tales By Boris Khersonsky

When the Odessa Intelligentsia was a little girl, the favorites among all of her toys were her dolls. In her expansive collection she had not...

Make Ukrainian Street Photography Mainstream

It’s hardly a surprise that cities are becoming a subject of academic study. Sociology, history, landscape urbanism and more general “urban studies” have all...