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Help to collect the briefcase for orphan by 1st September

Среда, Июль 18th, 2012

In Odessa starts annual charitable marathon for collecting help by September 1 for children from orphanages and boarding schools of the Odessa area, called «Collect the briefcase for orphan!»

In Odessa is the middle of summer, but before the beginning of the school year there are fewer and fewer of time, so it’s time to collect school bags right now, and not on August 31. The presence of school supplies does not guarantee for children perfect school results, but gives them a chance to be not backward from the educational process from the first school day.

City Youth Organization «Bell» is the organizer of the action. Collecting of supplies and money for the purchase of school things is carried out from July 20 every day from 9.00 to 17.00 at Prospect Shevchenko, 11 — in the representation of regional branch of National Union of Journalists of Ukraine. YO «Bell» asks all not indifferent: «Do not stay on the sidelines, help to collect the briefcase for orphan!»

Helen Krupnitska


Orphaned children looked film of Odessa Film International Film Festival «Champions from the back street»

Вторник, Июль 17th, 2012

Authors of the film-participant of the Ukrainian National Competition of OIFF — Aleksey Gorbunov and Ahtem Seytablaev — met with the children that pass social rehabilitation by means of the football.

Today at 11.00 in the charity fund «The Way to Home» was held a demonstration of the new film by Ahtem Seytablaeva «Champions from the back street.» The film is based on real events — the victory of the Ukrainian team of the homeless at the Street Football World Cup, which took place in 2009, the year. The film was presented by its creators — director Ahtem Seytablaev, producer Marina Lopatenok, actor Aleksey Gorbunov — and a real prototype of the hero — Coach Oleg Vannik.

At a meeting with the filmmakers were invited orphans — players of children and youth football teams. Aleksey Gorbunov presented them CD with his songs (Gorbunov is a soloist of «Sadness of pilot»), and children in return gave the actor their handicrafts. To the question about the place of football in his life, the actor replied that in 15 years he was a wonderful yard footballer, and added: «Of course, before the film I had to revive my skills. I bought a ball and all days «kicked» it.»

The meeting was initiated by children’s fund of the UNO UNICEF. The head of UNICEF in Ukraine Yukie Mokuo said: «I believe that the new Ukrainian film by Ahtem Seytablaev» Champions from the back street» will attract people’s attention to the most painful social problems, particularly relating to street children. This film plunges us into thoughts, makes us look for solutions of these problems and encourages to action. Thus, only uniting efforts, we can change children’s lives for the better!»

Festival screening of «Champions from the back street» will be held tomorrow, July 17 at 19.00 in the red hall of the festival center «Rodina».

Helen Krupnitska

Odessa International Film Festival 2012


Michael Madsen about «Garbage»

Вторник, Июль 17th, 2012

At OIFF Michael Madsen presents the film «Garbage» where he plays himself — a movie star. At a press conference the actor was frank, joked a lot, talked about career and family.

Michael Madsen is Hollywood actor and father of six sons. He spoke about children, answering almost any question of journalists. When, in connection with the name of the movie, the actor was asked about his most valuable thing, he said: «My six year old son painted a Godzilla. I hung the picture on the wall. Now it is the most valuable thing.»

There is a thing that Madsen had lost, but hopes to find again: «My father gave me the deposit of «Purple Heart «. It belonged to his brother, who died in the war. I’ve often moved in Los Angeles, and a medal was lost. I hope it can be found.»

Michael Madsen did not wake up famous. As a teenager, he worked at the car wash, and then drove a truck. «In 14 years, working at the car wash, I realized that no one will take care of my life except me. I’ve always loved to watch movies. Today, I am glad that I engage in my favourite business.»

At OIFF Michael Madsen is from the opening day. He says that in Odessa he enjoys rest and a rare opportunity to sleep and to walk together with his wife. «We are always busy with something. We have six sons, it is a lot! «.

Helen Krupnitska

Odessa International Film Festival 2012


Start of the French panorama of the Odessa International Film Festival

Вторник, Июль 17th, 2012

On Sunday at OIFF was held display of the film of French panorama «The New War of buttons» (La Nouvelle Guerre des boutons). After the demonstration of the film director Christophe Barratier attended the press conference, told about children and the features of French cinema.

«The characteristic feature of French cinema is in that the closer it is to reality and the true life, the better» — says Christophe Barratier. He admits that he is often called the director idealist. Barratier promises to show all his «deep pessimism» in the new film. About what will be his new film the director does not tell, but hopes that the movie will be selected for the next Odessa Film Festival.

«La nouvelle guerre des boutons» is about the war of local boys in a quiet French village in 1944. The film stars the children. This, says Christophe Barratt, is and complexity, and beauty of work on the film. «Children are spontaneous and they don’t play, they are not actors. It is necessary to revise a lot of kids to choose the one which we are looking for. If you make a mistake in choosing, all is lost. I can find a common language with the children, I love them».

In total, the program of the Odessa Film Festival includes about 20 French films, both contemporary and retrospective. Serious presence of French cinema has become a tradition of OIFF. Each year the French Institute in Ukraine supports this tradition. Executive Director of the Institute Franki Blando sums up: «Now the situation is very favorable for the development and strengthening of cultural cooperation between Ukraine and France, especially in the sphere of cinema».

Helen Krupnitska

Odessa International Film Festival 2012


The jury of the Odessa International Film Festival 2012 will vote impartially by mind and heart

Воскресенье, Июль 15th, 2012

The jury of the Odessa International Film Festival 2012 will vote impartially by mind and heart

The press conference of the jury of the Odessa International Film Festival 2012 was held in Odessa. Head of the jury Andrey Plakhov and the jury members Olias Barco, Alexander Fehling and Andrey Khalpakhchi answered the journalists’ questions.

What do you think about the start of OIFF 2012?

AP: — The beginning is good. Odessa is not flooded; one of my favorite actresses Claudia Cardinale has arrived.

— What are the first impressions of Odessa?

AF: — I have obviously a positive attitude to Odessa because my grandmother was born in the 45 km from Odessa. She is, incidentally, still alive and healthy. So the first impression I have, probably, from my grandmother.

OB: — I was in Odessa last year. My film, «Kill me, please.» It received the prize for best director. In Odessa is a special architecture. This is the beauty and ugliness, light and dark.

AK: — I also have family connections with Odessa. My mother was born here. I participated even in the first Odessa Film Festival. In general, much of which begins in Odessa. Odessa has great cinematic traditions, and I am glad that the big film festival returns to Odessa. I have experience of working together with Andrei Plakhov. We were with him on the jury at the festival in Karlovy Vary.

— Olias, on what criteria you will evaluate the films, not as a participant but as a member of the jury?

OB: — I came, not only as a member of the jury, but also as a spectator. I like the uncompromising films, but I want to see and not serious films, new films, without taboos. The film should shock the viewer.

How will you evaluate a film by Sergei Loznitsa «In the Fog», knowing that he had won a prize of Film Critics at Cannes?

AP: — At the Cannes Film Festival film by Sergei Loznitsa «In the Fog» was awarded the Jury of the International Film Critics Association FIPRESCI. It means that the film is evaluated by professionals, and evaluated very high. But this fact does not affect on the work of the jury. We’ll be watching all the movies from scratch, and create our context — the context of the Odessa International Film Festival.

— Alexander, is it a pity for you that there are no German films in the international competition program?

AF: — I’m even glad, because otherwise I would not be in the jury.

AP: — By and large, the film by Loznitsa can be considered German because the general producer is just Germany, and titles at the beginning and end of the movie are exactly in the German language.

— What should be the movie to get your votes?

AK: — I used to vote for the film, which awakes both the mind and heart.

Which most important tasks set before OIFF? What will it be, what will be different from other festivals?

AP: — Let’s talk about it at the end; the history of the festival is very short.

— It seems that all the major festivals are involved in a game, and maybe the jury is already not needed?

AH: — Yes, there is an element of the game but jury works fairly impartial. And the filmmakers genuinely worry about their films and very upset when they do not receive the grand prize.

OS: — For the director, especially young is very important to get the prize, as the titles help finding money for next movies. For me it is Rome and Odessa — I know! Besides that participating in the festival is an extension of human relationships. And this helps in further work.

Helen Krupnitska

Odessa International Film Festival 2012


Red Carpet of OIFF 2012

Суббота, Июль 14th, 2012

Red Carpet of OIFF 2012 was held! At 18.00 there have passed an Italian film star of 70th Claudia Cardinale, the British director Peter Greenaway, daughter of Charlie Chaplin, Geraldine Chaplin, Hollywood star Michael Madsen, a famous German actor Gedeon Burkhard, director Phil Volken, the Russian actress Oksana Akinshina, Odessa playwright Alexander Mardan, Mikhail Zhvanetsky and other stars of first magnitude. The official ceremony was held at the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. The star of Russian cinema Nona Grishaeva and popular TV presenter Alex Sukhanov were the hosts of the ceremony.


Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Odessa International Film Festival 2012

Helen Krupnitska


Russian movie star Nonna Grishaeva and Aleksei Sukhanov will host the opening ceremony of the third annual Odessa International Film Festival

Вторник, Июль 10th, 2012

Russian movie star Nonna Grishaeva and popular TV host Aleksei Sukhanov will host the opening ceremony of the third annual Odessa International Film Festival in July. The opening will feature a performance by a London based alternative band — Oi Va Voi. Matteo Garrone’s “Reality” will be this year’s opening film.

Nonna Grishaeva rose to fame in films such as “Election Day,” “Radio Day,” “What Men Talk About,” as well as the first Russian sitcom – “Daddy’s Girls.” Grishaeva also stars in stage productions of Alexander Ostrovskiy, Pedro Calderon, Carlo Gozzi, Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare, Moliere, and Gogol.

As the host of the popular TV talk show “Ukraine Speaks,” Aleksei Sukhanov will serve as the co-host of the opening ceremony. He has previously hosted shows on “NTV,” “Channel 5,” “Rain,” “TV3,” and “REN TV” (Russia).

Helen Krupnitska

Odessa International Film Festival 2012


«The creative studios of Donbass» in the House-Museum named after Roerich

Воскресенье, Июль 1st, 2012

July 7 in Odessa House Museum named after N.K. Roerich (Bolshaya Arnautskaya, 47) will take place a presentation of literary and artistic project «The creative Studios of Donbass».

To date, in a series of the project were published ten collections, which included the works of modern poets and writers of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, writing in Russian and Ukrainian languages.

Anatoliy Borisovich Voronov (KLN) is the author and founder of idea of the project.

Eleventh — Odessa issue — is prepared for the press. It includes the works of modern Odessa poets, writers, artists and photographers.

Beginning with the eleventh issue, the series will be called «Creativity. Commonwealth. Spirituality. »

Writers, journalists, fans of art and literature are invited. The audience will have the opportunity not only to meet with the creators of the project, but also to hear the poem performed by the authors of Odessa.

Beginning at 16.00. Admission is free.

Organizers: The Odessa House Museum of N.Roerich. Interregional Union of Writers of Ukraine. Congress of Writers of Ukraine.

Jaroslava DENISOVA


The Universal conference on the author’s song and poetry, «At the sea» will take place In Odessa

Вторник, Июнь 26th, 2012

To participate in the conference are invited the authors, artists and listeners of bard song from Ukraine and countries near and far abroad. Conference will be held 13-23 August in Kryzhanovka.

The objectives of the conference:
— Promotion of bard song;
— Promoting of creative growth of writers and artists;
— Opening of new names among the talented youth;
— The revival and support of the best traditions of bard song in Odessa and Odessa region;
— The union of the creative forces for further cooperation.

The conference will include:
Training master classes on the technique of playing the guitar, poetic skill, the basics of vocal art, etc;
Round table for heads of delegations on the organization of the bard movement;
Charity concerts by the participants in the concert halls of Odessa.

The organizers of the conference: Urban sports-touristic center «Odessa», Village council of Kryzhanovka of Kominternovsky district, Odessa region, Community of clubs of bard song of Odessa.

Evgeniy Labunskiy is the chairman of the Organizing Committee. For participation or assistance in conducting the conference and bringing the selected area in compliance with the goals and objectives of the conference you can contact Eugeniy Labunskiy or to the editors of «Odessa Post»

Jaroslava DENISOVA


Deribasovskaya has opened the celebration of Day of Youth in Odessa

Воскресенье, Июнь 24th, 2012

A series of festive events to celebrate the Day of Youth in Odessa began on Saturday at Deribasovskaya. It all started with a fair-presentation of the Odessa youth public organizations and exhibition of handicraft products of the Odessa masters in the middle of the street.

In parallel with the presentation at Deribasovskaya started a final stage of the festival of amateur performances «Pearl at the Sea» — at City Garden on the special stages child ensembles of folk dance and song sang and danced for Odessa citizens. On the other side of the city fountain held a fashion show by Odessa designers. Boxing tournament took place also at Deribasovskaya. Celebration ended with concert of the Odessa rock bands in the open air — WELL, TNMK, Real O and others.

Jaroslava DENISOVA


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