This summer SODA cinema is hosting a festival of Ukrainian cinema. Six events take place from July – November. For each, a different expert will choose and introduce a film, or films. All screenings are free, everybody is welcome.

The festival begins with it’s opening event on Tuesday 9 July 4.00pm – 6.00pm, with a Q&A with director Valeriia Lukianets. 

There will be films in Ukrainian and English.

More details are online here:


Ukrainian Shorts

Tuesday 9 July 2024, 4.00–6.00pm

Contemporary shorts exploring war, Ukraine, space and place. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Valeriia Lukianets, director of Heading Home. The event is free to attend, all welcome.

The Land of Aliens
Dir. Olya Chernykh, 19 mins
KachalkaDir. Gar O’Rourke, 10 mins
Dear VladimirDir. Jeremiah Quinn, 7 mins
Heading HomeDir. Valeriia Lukianets, 24 mins

Family Friendly Film

Tuesday 30 July 3.00–6.00pm

Followed by a Q&A event hosted by Jez Myers and Talks for Ukraine.

Family Friendly Film

Wednesday 31 July 3.00–6.00pm

Followed by a Q&A event hosted by Maria Romanenko and Talks for Ukraine. 

Shorts on Architecture

Tuesday 6 August 3.00–6.00pm

Five architecture and urbanism films directed by Roman Blazhan, 2018–2020. Total running time 42 minutes. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Eddy Rhead from The Modernist.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors / Tini zabutykh predkiv / Wild Horses of Fire

Wednesday 7 August August 3.00–6.00pm

Director: Sergei Parajanov
Year: 1964 Duration: 98 min

Two Hutsul families have been feuding for many years. Against this backdrop of animosity and a lust for revenge, a pure and bright love is born between Ivan and Marichka, members of the feuding families. 

Followed by a Q&A with Larysa Bolton from kazky.

Family Album

Wednesday 6 November 3.00–6.00pm

Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers in collaboration with the National Museum of Holodomor Genocide, Kyiv.