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8 March

Arsenal_1928_filmArsenal (Dir. Oleksandr Dovzhenko, 1928) Beautifully framed and shot, this is a visceral anti-war movie. The Great War (World War I) has brought devastation, heartache and hardship to the Ukrainian people. Timosh, a recently demobbed soldier, returns to his hometown Kiev amidst the celebrations of Ukrainian freedom. But Timosh challenges the local authorities by calling for the Soviet system to be adopted. From its devastating opening sequence onwards you are acutely aware of the emotional impact of a completely different style of filmmaking. Find out more at Wikipedia.  Presented as part of the Borderlines Film Festival.  Live musical accompaniment by Guy Bartell/Bronnt Industries Kapital.  The Courtyard, Hereford  Link