Seminar: Q&A with Ukrainian Director

Event Date: April 1, 2022

The University of Michigan’s Flying Subtitles Collective, a joint faculty-student initiative, invites all to a Zoom Q&A with Ukrainian director Antonio Lukich. Join us this Friday at 5pm Eastern Time US! Lukich is one of the most interesting new directors in the Ukrainian film scene. His first feature film, a lyrical, absurdist comedy called My Thoughts are Silent (2019), won major international awards at the Karlovy Vary film festival and other international ceremonies, and you can watch it this week by registering for the Q&A. We invite you for a lively conversation about contemporary cinema, humor and the absurd in popular culture, what it was like to work in the film industry before the war, what’s going on with Lukich’s long-awaited sequel to his first feature, and what his hopes are for the future of Ukrainian cinema.This one-hour-long event is geared toward students and makes for an excellent extra credit opportunity! We will be speaking to the director, who is in Ukraine currently, and raising funds for anti-war aid.

Watch the Ukrainian or English-language trailer!

Register for the event and to receive a link to the entire film