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New Anthology Celebrates the Rebel Composers of Ukraine’s Sixties

Back in the day, they were outcasts writing ideologically suspect music. Now, their works are being recognized as some of the most important compositions...

Ukrainian Literature’s Boy Wonder Goes West

A profile of Ukraine’s most ambitious young writer. On the surface, Andriy Lyubka is hardly an intimidating presence. With his boyish face and long, sandy hair,...

A Conversation About Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry With Ukraine’s Renowned Poet Serhiy Zhadan

Serhiy Zhadan’s youthful looks in his early 40’s are symbolic of this cult status among Ukraine’s younger generation. The events of the Maidan have...

Promoting Tolerance Through Film: A Conversation With Docudays UA Human Rights Program Coordinator Nadiya...

The International Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA will be held in Kyiv at the end of March. In the past few years, it has...

Lobanovskiy Forever: New Documentary About Legendary Soccer Player And Coach

"Lobanovskiy Forever" is a documentary about the legendary FC Dynamo Kyiv coach Valeriy Lobanovskiy, who was the first in the history of Soviet sport...

Filmed in Odessa:

An Odessa marked the shooting locations of hundreds of films on a city map. It was truly a titanic work and took almost ten years...

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...

The Odessa Review’s OIFF Diary: Day 1 — Free and Easy, In Between

Free and Easy (China, 2016) By Yevgeniya Seleznyova My first day of the Odessa International Film Festival started at 10 AM with "Free and Easy," a film...

On “Jews And Ukrainians: A Millennium Of Co-Existence”

The newly published volume “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence”, authored by the historians Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is a prodigious coffee...

GENNADY KOFMAN: Ukrainian documentaries compete with foreign films as equals

  In March, Kyiv hosted the 15th Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. This year, the festival moved to a new location, with...