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Ottawa Premiere: "Brothers: The Final Confession" (subtitles)
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Ottawa Premiere: "Brothers: The Final Confession" (subtitles)

The Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival (UCFF2016) invites you to the



"Brothers. The Final Confession" 
(*English subtitles)

an award-winning psychological drama by a debuting director Victoria Trofimenko.

Wednesday, March 30, 6:15 PM at
Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank St (at Sunnyside) 

Doors open at 6:00 PM. 
Admission: $10 ($6 for members).

Advance Tickets:

The film is based on the prize-winning novel, "Bumblebee Honey" by a famous Swedish author, Torgny Lindgren, filmed in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine. This is a very personal story of two brothers and their mutual hatred for 40 years.  The film shows constant contrast: a musty, smelly room and white snow, love and hate, seclusion and boundlessness. In comparison, one of the brothers, Stanislav is "sweet" he is spoiled, frivolous, and his big passion is eating sweets; and the other Voitko  is "bitter", he does not believe in goodness and relies only on bitter personal experience. Voitko cannot forgive his brother for his actions and blames Stanislav for the death of his son. Stanislav accepted everything and is trying to find life’s lost sweetness.  At the Moscow International Film Festival, according to the director, the film was interpreted as an allusion to the relationship between Ukraine and Russia, some spectators wept and apologized.  However, such allusions were not the goal of Victoria Trofimenko, they arise by coincidence and tell a lot about the current situation in the region. Victoria thinks that this story could happen anywhere in the world. 

The event is supported by the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada / Посольство України в Канаді and Ukrainian Canadian Congress (Ottawa branch).

The Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival promotes Canadian diversity through the cinematic arts. The films help to disseminate Ukrainian topics in a broader context.

The funds raised through these events support by Canada - Ukraine International Assistance Fund - CUIA Fund, as well as Ukraine-related cinema development.

The festival began in January and continues until July, offering screenings of artistic, short and experimental pieces, as well as documentaries about human rights and recent events, the Revolution of Dignity, the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl catastrophe, the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, and 125 years of Ukrainian settlements in Canada.


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