This was stated by the Chairman of the Committee on Culture and Spirituality, People's Deputy of Ukraine, Mykola Knyazhitsky, on Sunday, December 23, during the opening of the "Days of Ukrainian Cinema" in Verkhovyna. The film festival takes place in Hutsul region for the third time and will last from December 23 till December 25.
"Why did we decide to bring contemporary Ukrainian cinema here a year ago? Because it is obvious that these places, where beautiful people live, at all times fell in love with representatives of the Ukrainian and European elites. The intellectuals always came here to admire the Carpathian landscapes and get acquainted with the unique Hutsul culture. It was here that Ukrainian cinema was born",
- said Mykola Knyazhitsky.
He also emphasized that many ethnic groups of Ukrainians were destroyed, but the Hutsuls have experienced difficult times, but have preserved their culture and traditions.
"I always had the desire to bring here many famous people and make this place a cultural capital not only of Ukraine, but also of Eastern and Central Europe. And we have already begun to do this, although this is not easy, because here there is not that there is no cinema - there is no cultural home. We hold a film festival in a regular school. However, you do not have to wait until someone builds something. We need to develop this land. And today we are holding the "Days of Ukrainian Cinema" here for the third time. Also held a scientific conference and a music festival",
- also said the deputy of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Residents of the Upper Carpathian towns, Verkhovyna, Kosovo and Snyatin, where there are no cinemas, will have the opportunity to view the latest Ukrainian premieres free of charge and to talk with the actors performing the main roles in these films.
In particular, Oleg Moskalenko in the evening opened the "Days of Ukrainian Cinema" presented the film "Wild Field", where he played a major role.
"Wild Field", "The Stolen Princess: Ruslan and Lyudmila", "The Crazy Wedding" will be shown in Kosiv and Snyatin. In Verkhovyna, in addition to these films, the film "The Legend of the Carpathians" will be shown.
Recall, for the first time, "Days of Ukrainian Cinema" were held in Verkhovyna last year. Current films "Cyborgs", "Watchtower", "Alien Prayer", "Mezha" and others. the creators of these paintings presented about three thousand top officials and residents of the surrounding villages. In the summer, Ukrainian cinema shows took place in the village. Kryvorivna within the framework of the First International Forum of Central and Eastern Europe "ViaCarpatia".
The initiator of the project is the Chairman of the Committee on Culture and Spirituality, People's Deputy of Ukraine, Mykola Knyazhitsky
Co-organizer - NGO "All-Ukrainian Forum for Democracy"
With the support of the State Agency of Ukraine on Cinema, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration, Verkhovyna Rayon Council and Administration.
Information partner - Espresso TV channel.