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DOXA Film Festival Selection: “We Will Not Fade Away” screening at the Cinematheque
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- The Cinematheque
- 1131 Howe Street
Hey Everyone, You are welcome to join me in attending this film at the Cinematheque in Vancouver (Sunday May 7). The film begins at 3pm. Given that the film is part of the DOXA Film Festival, it might be advisable to purchase a ticket in advance. Following the film, if you’re available, we can gather at a local establishment and enjoy one another’s company. Here is a summary of the film: We Will Not Fade Away Subtitles Donbas, Ukraine, 2019. As shells strike the region bordering Russia, five teenagers attempt to cobble together a version of normalcy—creating music, taking photo-graphs and fixing motorbikes—amidst the destruction wrought by war. The houses and park fences of their village are peppered with bullet holes, and the not-so-distant sounds of gunfire and explosions ring out in the distance. “It’s a ruined place that will never be rebuilt,” says one of the youths, putting words to their collective cynicism. When an opportunity to join an expedition to Mount Everest emerges, all five teens take the leap, yearning to escape their reality. Alisa Kovalenko’s tenacious film portrays a generation that, as of this writing, now faces a fully fledged war. Year: 2023 Runtime: 100 minutes Language: Russian, Ukrainian Country: UKRAINE, POLAND, FRANCE Premiere: BC Premiere Director: Alisa Kovalenko Producer: Valery Kalmykov, Oleksiy Kobelev, Stephane Siohan, Kasia Kuczynska & Tomek Morawski Editor: Maryna Maykovska, Kasia Boniecka Sound Design: Mariia Nesterenko Under B.C. law, any person wishing to see an unclassified film such as this one must be a registered member of The Documentary Media Society and be 18 years of age or older. To purchase a membership, visit the Doxa website. It is a minimal cost.