Introduction on post-Soviet Ukraine by external lecturer Vera Skvirskaja on Nov 13th.
Ukrainian, Russian, German
Ukraine, Poland, Germany
Serhii Filimonov , Yevhen Chernykov , Yevhen Grygoriev, Alina Zevakova
Denis Ivanov, Oleg Sentsov
Arthouse Traffic, Apple Film Production, Cry Cinema, Ma.ja.de Fiction
‘Rhino’. Indeed, a fitting name for the film’s main character, a Herculean young man who in his teens takes the plunge from a mere rebel to organized crime. We are in 1990s post-Soviet Ukraine, and this is the tale of a generation trapped with societal whirlwinds. Like its title character, Oleg Sensov’s ‘Rhino’ is a hard-hitting experience. From the very onset, where an impressive opening sequence seamlessly inter-weaves a decade’s worth of collective history, you realize that ‘Rhino’ is something special.