From the 8th to the 12th of December, the festival Days of Ukrainian Cinema was held for the first time at the G8 Cultural Center.

The event was a result of the cooperation between the state institutions of Ukraine and the Republic of Bulgaria with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Five films from different genres were featured, with different themes, created within different years, with three of them made within the last two.

The days were opened on the 8th of December, by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in Bulgaria - H. E. Dr. Mykola Baltazhi, in the presence of Ukrainian cinematographers, with the screening of the famous film Chervonyy (2017). The film's action unfolds during 1947 and tells about the horrors in the Stalinist camps and the first rebellion in them after the Second World War. In the following days, the citizens of Sofia had the opportunity to see: The Nest of the Turtledove (2016) - a modern story about the work of an Ukrainian woman in an Italian family; Priputni (2017) - for the fate of the grandmother, daughter and granddaughter, who are transformed in the abandoned village Priputni; The White Bird Marked with Black (1970) - a film about social and personal conflicts during the war and the Buffet (2013) - a Christmas fairy tale that looks like a great dream.

The photo is provided by the embassy of the Republic of Ukraine in Bulgaria.

On it: the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine - H. E. Dr. Mykola Baltazhi (left), with Ukrainian cinematographers at the opening of the Days of Ukrainian Cinema