Director: Anatolii Sachivko
Cast includes: N/A
Screening 7.30pm, plus daytime pop-up craft fair from 2-6pm!
Screening 75 min / 2021 / Ukraine

A message from Nastia, a Ukranian person now living in Hastings, who is organising this special event to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas Day:

January 7th is the day Ukraine celebrates Christmas.

We would like to invite you to spend this day together in the Electric Palace Cinema in Hastings.

"Unfortunately, the war is not over yet, and today, when the
world is enjoying winter holidays or planning the upcoming
year, Ukraine is still fighting for its freedom in darkness and

A small team of Ukraine enthusiasts, now living in Hastings, are
appreciating the help and safety received here. We want to
share a little bit of Ukrainian culture with those who opened
their arms and hearts to the Ukrainian people. We believe that in this way we can help Ukraine and at the same time
bring something new to the local community of wonderful

IMPORTANT: All the profit from this event will be divided between three Ukrainian funds.

  • Hospitallers — volunteer organisation of paramedics who
    work directly on the front line
  • Come Back Alive — foundation providing competent assistance to the military
  • UAnimals — humanitarian organisation that saves animals from the war

Craft pop-up in the afternoon: 2pm - 6pm 

Join us for a pop-up shop with a beautiful selection of
Ukrainian craft in the cinema hall.

You’ll find both traditional and modern items, as well as the wide range of postcards with works of contemporary Ukrainian illustrators.

Come and choose something for your home to keep a special memory. In such way you’ll support Ukrainian independent makers whose works we’ve brought here to share with you.

Film screenings: From 7.30pm (doors open for screening at 7pm)

VODURUDU (2021) by Anatolii Sachivko.

Vodurudu (meaning: Will, Thought, Movement, Spirit) is a folk-
improvisational ballet film, the origins of which are environment
and time.

This film is an act of revival of national culture, through the
expressiveness of such independent elements of folk art as
music and dance, displayed in the frame of the film, that
transforms their action into a dynamic picture that will be
tested only by faith and time.

This ballet film is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the
tragic death of the father of Ukrainian melody Mykola
Leontovych (1877-1921) the composer who created 'Carol of
the Bells' ('Shchedryk' in Ukraine) — one of the most famous
Christmas songs in the world.

In the film we’ll hear the music of Leontovych that has been restored from old vinyl records.

A group of street dancers of various genres gathers in the city,
united by the impulse of plastic movement, and the search
movement leads to the work of Mykola Leontovych who
celebrated the image of creating a living action with the
harmony of his works.

The film is the director’s full length debut, which was filmed
over six years in Ukraine, casting the famous Ukrainian
dancing collective Apache Crew.

Dancers: Dance Circle of Ukraine
Music: Original Songs recorded works of Mykola Leontovych
performed by the choir of the Kyiv State Conservatory

We would like to say big thanks to Anatolii Sachivko,
film director, who gave us the permission to screen his movie at
this event.

How you can support the Electric Palace:

Thank you.