Odesa International Film Festival is the festival which has one of the largest audiences in Eastern Europe. It is an annual film festival held in cinema capital of Ukraine – Odesa. Founded in 2010 for the popularization of high-level intellectual films among Ukrainian viewers and also for support, development of cinema inside the country and on the international stage. Festival became the brightest summer film event and took its place on the world film map. Exclusive film premieres, workshops of leading world filmmakers and unique festive atmosphere – all of this bring together Odesa International Film Festival!
Festival of Festivals
“Never Gonna Snow Again”
(dir. – Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, 2020)
A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community. Despite their wealth, the residents emit an inner sadness, a longing. The mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, his eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhood. Zhenia, for this is his name, changes their lives.
Awards: Special Mention at Venice IFF (2020)
Krzysztof Kieślowski Retrospective
“Camera Buff” (1979)
“The Double Life of Véronique” (1991)
“Three Colors: Blue” (1993)
“Three Colors: White” (1994)
“Three Colors: Red” (1994)
“Rhino” (dir. – Oleg Sencov, Ukraine-Poland-Germany, 2021)
Polish films will be also presenting in the frame of Work-in-Progress and Pitching programs.