Open Air Cinema travels to the Middle East to support our European team during the first ever Ukrainian Film Week in Israel (October 8-13).
Most titles to be shown are not yet released internationally, fresh from their festival premieres.
The outdoor movie screenings are scheduled to entertain crowds in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Ashkelon and Haifa. To grace the screen along with numerous modern flicks is Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, a 1960s movie classic from Eastern Europe by Sergei Parajanov, an Armenian film doyen.
Supported by head of Ukrainian State Film Agency Pylyp Illenko, the film initiative is expected to boost the level of inter-governmental film cooperation between Ukraine and Israel. And this is on the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, in the shadow of Open Air Cinema’s 16′ Screen. The outdoor screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions where the viewers will be given a unique chance to hear from some of the most prominent film-makers from Eastern Europe.