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Program

23 Apr 2019 19:00

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS

WINDOW TO EUROPE FILM SERIES – Denmark, Sweden, Finland. Window to Europe presents one extraordinary European film each month, exploring the complexity and diversity of cinematic voices from across the continent.

7PM in the Cinema
RSVP

Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont, 2017, 90 min, Denmark/Sweden/Finland  

The Distant Barking of Dogs is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of war.

Oleg lives with his beloved grandmother, Alexandra, in the small village of Hnutove. Having no other place to go, Oleg and Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village. Life becomes increasingly difficult with each passing day, and the war offers no end in sight. In this now half-deserted village where Oleg and Alexandra are the only true constants in each other’s lives, the film shows just how fragile, but crucial, close relationships are for survival.

Through Oleg’s perspective, the film examines what it means to grow up in a warzone. It portrays how a child’s universal struggle to discover what the world is about grows interlaced with all the dangers and challenges the war presents.

The Distant Barking of Dogs unveils the consequences of war bearing down on the children in Eastern Ukraine, and by natural extension, the scars and self-taught life lessons this generation will carry with them into the future.


Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the event. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.


 

 

Venue:

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

23 Apr 2019 19:00

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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