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Volcano (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Roman Bondarchuk

New East Cinema

A man with a spoon on his head

A military interpreter becomes stranded in a small southern Ukrainian steppe town in Roman Bondarchuk’s brilliant, surreal black comedy.

Set in the astonishing borderlands of Southern Ukraine, this award-winning dark comedy stars Serhiy Stepansky as city boy Lukas, an interpreter from the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe). Having been abandoned by his co-workers, Lukas seeks shelter with Vova (Viktor Zhdanov), a colourful local. Lukas gradually sheds his preconceptions about rural life and finds a new, unexpected happiness in this wild corner of Ukraine.

From its stunning opening visual to its painterly images of the Ukrainian countryside, Volcano is a unique, Kafkaesque love letter to a region seldom explored in cinema. With hints of David Lynch’s surrealism, Roman Bondarchuck's fiction debut is nonetheless very much his own. 

We are delighted to welcome Josephine Burton to host a ScreenTalk with director Roman Bondarchuk after the film. 

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Ukraine/Germany/Monaco 2018 Dir Roman Bondarchuk 104 min

New East Cinema is presented in collaboration with the Barbican and HOME.

The event is supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London.

* = locally classified by the City of London Corporation

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Josephine Burton

Artistic Director of Dash Arts and for 16 years of YaD Arts, Josephine is creator of over 80 new pieces of award-winning cross art-form work, producer of over 150 gigs with venues including Barbican, Oval Space, Roundhouse, Sadler’s Wells and South Bank Centre, music advisor for PRS Foundation, professional vocalist and regular host of Dash Cafes and Events

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