Thursday, July 27, 2017



OIFF Update: “Where I Grow Old” (2016)

“Where I Grow Old” is the first feature from Brazilian documentary-maker Marilia Rocha. Marilia lived and worked in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, then relocated to...

OIFF Day One Update: Feast of Flattery and a Runaway from Loneliness

The “Rodina” Cinema theater and the Theater of Operetta both have been packed during movie presentations for the first day of OIFF. On this very...

OIFF Update: Ogres (2015)

The international competition program of the 7th Odessa International Film Festival opened with the film “Ogres”. This picture was expected to be one of...

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...

The Literary’s Museum Conference on Issac Babel with “Finding Babel” director David Novack

On July 14th, the Odessa Review and the Literary Museum in Odessa hosted a miniature academic conference about Issac Babel - his artifacts, his...
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers Landmark Concert in Kyiv

On July 6th, Kyiv hosted the always eclectic and energetic Red Hot Chili Peppers at this year’s U-Park festival. The world famous band coming...

German writers on Odessa

Odessa was very far away, even for most of the Germans living in Russia. Traveling there was difficult, and many Europeans could never imagine...

How They Laugh In Odessa

My first attempt at being published took place in my mid-twenties. With some trepidation, I brought a lyrical sketch to the editorial offices of...

Ukraine in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival, which takes place annually in the south of France, is often criticized as an elite gathering riddled with starlets and...
Odessa Football

How Odessa Brought Football to the Tsarist Empire

Ever since Tsarist times, Odessa has been famed as a capital of comedy, commerce, criminality and cosmopolitanism, but it is also the place where...
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