From February 21, to March 4, 2020 there will be held the Fourth Ukrainian Film Festival in Lebanon. The purpose of the festival is the presentation of Ukraine and acquaintance the Lebanese audience with the best examples of Ukrainian contemporary cinematic art.

The festival aims to promote the enrichment of Ukrainian and Lebanese cultures, as well as to strengthen bilateral relations.

The Lebanese viewer will be offered new popular Ukrainian films “The Gendelyk”, “Adventures of S Nicolas”, “Dzidzio first time” and “11 children from Morshyn”. The premiere screening of the documentary “Ukrainian Lebanon” by the Ambassador of Ukraine in Lebanon Ihor Ostash will take place within the festival. This is the story about 2000-years history of cultural and humanitarian relations between Ukraine and Lebanon from Saint Barbara to present times.

The festival will be preceded by the screening of the short film “In the Field” by Oleksandr Shkrabak in Tyre as part of the International Short Film Festival (February 15-16). This story is about a father who is looking for his son in the fields of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Within the framework of the Third Ukrainian Film Festival in Lebanon in 2018, the film “Cyborgs” was also dedicated to the subject on heroic defense of Donetsk airport by Ukrainian soldiers.

The event is organized under the patronage of the Embassy of Ukraine in Lebanon and under the support of the the State Film Agency of Ukraine, Alpha Production Studios, Lebanese Cultural Center in Kyiv, Lebanese Cinemas “Grand Cinemas”, Municipality of Zahle, Maalaka and Taanayel, NGO “Ukrainian Community in Lebanon” and “Ukrainian Universities Graduate Club in Lebanon”.

As it is known, in 2016, 2017 and 2018, three film festivals were successfully held in Lebanon. Among other things, the Lebanese audience got acquainted with famous Ukrainian films “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”, “The Guide”, “Cyborgs”, “The Nest of the Turtledove”, “Bitter Harvests”. This year’s event, which has already arisen significant interest among in the Lebanese public, will be held in Beirut, Saida, Zahle and Anfeh.

Source: National News Agency

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