On June 19, at the legendary Pompidou Center in Paris, La Berlinale à Paris will present the French premieres of two Ukrainian films – Marina Er-Gorbach’s drama “Klondike” and Taras Tomenko’s documentary “Terykony”.
Right now, from 10 to 26 June, the Berlinale is taking place in Paris: the special program La Berlinale au Center Pompidou presents 25 award-winning films of the Berlin International Film Festival. Among them are two Ukrainian films that were in the competition programs of the 72nd Berlinale this year.
“We are happy and proud that this year’s edition has caught the interest of the prestigious Centre Pompidou. It is the first time that Berlin Film Festival will be presented extensively in Paris. The program conceived by Sylvie Pras and her team will offer a comprehensive understanding of the Berlinale universe and its sections. It will give audiences in Paris the opportunity to discover and enjoy some great films”, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, directors of the Berlinale.
On June 19, the Pompidou Center will present screenings of two Ukrainian films about the war and events in eastern Ukraine that preceded Russia’s full-scale invasion: Marina Er-Gorbach’s drama “Klondike” and Taras Tomenko’s documentary “Terykony.” Marina Er Gorbach and Taras Tomenko, along with the producers of their films, Mehmet Bagadir Er (“Klondike”) and Vladimir Filippov (“Terykony”), will discuss the consequences of the war in a dialogue with Romanian director Radu Jude, winner of the 71st Berlin International Prize. Anna Koryagina will moderate the discussion.
Films made with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency by Marina Er Gorbach and Taras Tomenko were presented in the competition programs of the 72nd Berlinale in February this year. The film “Klondike” – in the festival program “Panorama”, the film “Terykony” – in the competition section Generation. Marina Er-Gorbach’s film won the Ecumenical Jury Prize and the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.