Ukrainian Film Programme in the European Capital of Culture Tartu 

In Tartu, Estonia, a film programme showcasing films about Ukraine, prepared in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute, will be presented. 

The film programme “Ukraine. Breakthrough Years” will be one of the events in the European Capital of Culture, which in 2024 includes the Estonian city of Tartu among others.  

The selected films depict a free and bold Ukraine from the 1980s to the present through high-quality documentary cinema. The programme will help the viewer plunge into turning points in Ukrainian history for better understanding the path that Ukraine has taken from restoring its independence to the fight against Russian aggression and for the sake of protecting European values.  

The programme includes 10 films: 

  • “Ukrainian Independence. As It Is,” dir. Volodymyr Tykhyy, 2023 
  • “The Kyiv Files,” dir. Walter Stokman, 2023 
  • “EuroDonbas,” dir. Kornii Hrytsiuk, 2022 
  • “Yours Vasyl,” dir. Svitlana Rudyuk, Oleksandr Avsharov, 2020 
  • “Gongadze’s Murder. 20 Years in Search of the Truth,” dir. Maksym Kamenev, Natalya Gumenyuk, Anna Tsygyma, 2020 
  • “Nightingale Sings,” dir. Serhii Krymskyi, 2019 
  • “Divisional Live,” dir. Vadym Ilkov, 2019 
  • “The Cacophony of the Donbas,” dir. Ihor Minayev, 2018 
  • “Orange Revolution,” dir. Steve York, 2017 
  • “Ukraine. Starting Point,” dir. Serhiy Bukovskyy, 2011 

Before each film screening, discussions with the filmmakers and other industry experts will engage the audience. 

The initiators of the film programme also express solidarity with the Ukrainian people and call on Europe to continue cooperation to effectively support Ukraine. 

The film programme screenings will take place from February 25 to 27 at the Estonian National Museum.