Ukraine / United States 2022, 70 min, Russian and Ukrainian, Hebrew & English subtitles

Florian Yuriev’s architectural magnum opus is in danger. A real estate developer has his eye on the building—a movie theater at the heart of Kyiv known as “The Flying Saucer”—and wants to turn it into part of a shopping mall. Yuriev, now almost 90, refuses to back down. A painter, musician, architect, filmmaker, and art theorist, Yuriev has never gone with the flow, and financial considerations have never deterred him from making revolutionary art—from his very own alphabet to a new language of color and musicality. Filmmaker Oleksiy Radynski joins Yuriev at the negotiating table as he fights to save “The Flying Saucer”. A visit to his home, packed with artworks that have graced countless exhibitions worldwide, reveals Yuriev as a man kept alive by two things: art and the urge to provoke and shock the mainstream.

Previous Festivals: International Film Festival Rotterdam

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Screening Schedule:
  • Sun 29.05 | 17:00 | Venue Cinematheque 3
  • Wed 01.06 | 15:15 | Venue Cinematheque 4
  • Fri 03.06 | 10:30 | Venue Cinematheque 2
  • Watch Online | The film will be available From May 26th until June 5th

Oleksiy Radynski (1984, Ukraine) is a filmmaker based in Kyiv. His films have been screened at IFFR, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Docudays IFF, DOK Leipzig, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), e-flux (New York), S A V V Y Contemporary (Berlin), International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York) etc.

Production: Lyuba Knorozok
Production Company: Kinotron Group
Script & Research: Oleksiy Radynski
Editing: Mykola Bazarkin
Cinematography: Max Savchenko
Sound Design & Music: Andriy Borysenko

Source: Lyuba Knorozok