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Fozzey: Books Stolen From Life

A profile of musician Alexander “Fozzey” Sidorenko, who has branched out to becoming a well known writer. Of all Ukraine’s musicians, Fozzey is the only...

Babel's Extended Ode to Odessa

'Odessa' by Isaac Babel Translated by Val Vinokur Photo by Igor Sytnik Odessa is a nasty town. Everybody knows this. Instead of saying “what’s the difference,” over...

Odessa’s DOCU/XIT Program Recap: Powerful Films That Need To Be Seen

Тhe festival of documentary features about human rights Docudays UA took place on March 25th this year in Kyiv. Four top-notch works of the...

Son Of Saul wins Oscar: ‘The Kindergarten Teacher Who Won Cannes’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6MJZnDV27U The searing and remarkable Hungarian holocaust film 'Son of Saul’ won the Oscar for 'best foreign film' last night. The Odessa Review's chief editor...

“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...
The Lure

OIFF Update: “The Lure” (2015)

Polish films have been pretty popular in the history of the Odessa International Film Festival. At the first festival, the film “Lullaby” won best...
From Fukushima with Love

OIFF Update: "From Fukushima with Love" (2016)

International aid work for impoverished or disaster-ridden areas is very popular; so popular it has essentially become its own vacation industry: “voluntourism”. Thus every...

Do You Hear What I Hear: Holiday Music Traditions That Bring Communities Together

Cultural traditions, especially near-universal and well-established ones surrounding the winter holidays, offer an avalanche of stimuli for the senses — the scents and flavors...

Koktebel Jazz Festival Diary: Days 3 + 4.

Day 3 My third day at the Koktebel Jazz Festival began with high hopes andn even greater expectations. The day began with a press tour to...

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,...