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In Search Of Mykola Bazhan’s Legacy On The Eve Of Commemorations Of Babyn Yar

Mykola Platonovich Bazhan (1904-1983) was one of the greatest Ukrainian poets of the twentieth century. He cemented his literary reputation in the 1920’s as...

The Legacy Of Kira Muratova’s “The Asthenic Syndrome”

By Masha Sotskaya, participant of The Odessa Review journalism seminar and workshop Though she is not retired after her 80th birthday, Kira Muratova is likely Ukraine’s...

Odessa Conceptualism or “L’Enfant Terrible”

For the Odessa art world, the main event of 2015 was undoubtedly the “l’Enfant Terrible” exhibition which took place in the Kyiv National Ukrainian...

The Original Version: Cinema As It Was Meant To Be Seen

Seeing a film subtitled, without dubbing, can be a great way of learning foreign languages. And for those who are fluent in foreign speech,...

Yurka, Kuzya, Shishman: In memory of Yury Kuznetsov, 1953-2016

Play, play my old friend, don't stiffen, don't fade. Chase the blood of your arteries, tell us about fear, about love. Pianissimo here, and...

Mickiewicz in Odessa by Artur Grabowski

Mickiewicz had been sentenced by trial a few months earlier, instigated by the emperor against a group of Wilno university students for an...

GOGOLFEST 2017

The upcoming iterations of the Ukraine’s beloved GOGOLFEST are to take place place between 7th–17th of September across several locations around Kyiv, including VDNG,...
Turtledove

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...

Docudays UA: Ukraine’s International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Docudays UA is by far the largest documentary film festival in Ukraine, and it takes place the last week of March in Kyiv. The...

Odessa Tales By Boris Khersonsky

Once, at the dawn of Perestroika, I phoned the Odessa Intelligentsia. “Pronto,” – replied the familiar, slightly raspy voice. “She’s been to Naples again!” – I...