South East European Film Festival to include Ukrainian movies
The 2022 South East European Film Festival, which will take place April 27-May 4 and is co-presented by the foundation for European Languages and Movies in America, announced the inclusion of Ukraine in the program with two films. The first is the 2022 Sundance directing award-winner “Klondike” by Maryna Er Gorbach, and the second is “Blindfold” by Taras Dron, which will be making its U.S. premiere. Both films focus on ordinary people trying to live their lives under the constant threat of new conflict and war traumas that just won’t go away.
“SEEfest is proud to bring to L.A. audiences these remarkable films with strong female characters at the center of the story,” Vera Mijojlic, founder and director of the festival, said. “We have previously worked with Maryna Er Gorbach who co-directed, with Mehmet Bahadir Er, 2020 festival entry “Omar and Us.” We look forward to continuing this collaboration and supporting our colleagues in Ukraine.”
Two short animation films from Ukraine are also in the program. The 17th annual edition of the Los Angeles-based film festival is slated to unfold as a hybrid, with in-person as well as virtual screenings on Eventive platform.