The Editorial Office - Instytut Pileckiego

17.02.2024 (Sat) 15:00

The Editorial Office

New exhibition plus panel discussion with film director Roman Bondarchuk

The Pilecki Institute in Berlin will host an exhibition the portrayal of Southern Ukraine in Roman Bondarchuk’s film The Editorial Office

17.02, 15.00 | Pariser Platz 4A, 10117 Berlin | Registration:

On Saturday, 17 February, at 3:00 p.m., a Ukrainian exhibition titled "Simple, Animalistic, Strong" will be opened in the foyer of the Pilecki-Institut. The event will accompany the global premiere of The Editorial Office at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival.

At 3:30 p.m the exhibition will be introduced by a panel discussion with Roman Bondarchuk and Darya Averchenko as well as the star of the film Dmytro Bahnenko, who currently serves in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The discussion will focus on the character and uniqueness of the Ukrainian South and the impact of the full-scale invasion and Russian occupation on the region.

We invite you to visit the multimedia installation that recreates the space of Kherson editorial offices from the film and immerses you in the region’s context. The exhibition opens the door to the dimension of the wild Ukrainian South as we knew it just a few months before the Russian occupation.

The exhibits include works by the film crew members. Photos of the Kherson Region and portraits of locals, interviews with media members who shaped the region’s agenda, and documentation of the world behind the scenes. The participants are the director Roman Bondarchuk, director of photography Vadym Ilkov, producer and co-screenwriter Darya Averchenko, and photographers Olexandr Techynskyi and Li Biletska.

The exhibition will be open from 17 until 21 February 2024.
Opening hours:

17.02, 15:00 – 18:00
18.02 - 21.02 10:00 – 18:00

Free entry.

More about the exhibition’s participants:

Roman Bondarchuk is a Ukrainian filmmaker and director of Volcano and Ukrainian Sheriffs, films that won numerous awards at international and Ukrainian film festivals; Art Director and Selection Board member of the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, and a member of the Ukrainian Academy Awards Committee since 2019.

Vadym Ilkov is a cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. As a cinematographer, he has worked on the films Mariupolis by Mantas Kvedaravičius, Volcano by Roman Bondarchuk, and Grey Bees by Dmytro Moiseyev. Vadym is one of the organisers of the first Ukrainian open air festival Sheshory (later renamed to ArtPole). As a director, he has made several documentaries, of which My Father Is My Mother’s Brother is the most renowned.

Darya Averchenko is a producer and screenwriter, Head of Communications and member of the Selection Board of the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Darya’s photos have been presented at group and personal exhibitions in Ukraine and Romania.

Olexandr Techynskyi is a Ukrainian documentary filmmaker, photographer and producer. Since the beginning of the Ukraine-Russia war, he has been working as a photo reporter and producer for European media. Olexandr’s photos have been published in FAZ, Bloomberg, deVolkskrant, NZZ and other outlets. He is the author of the documentaries All Things Ablaze and Delta.

Li Biletska is an artist from Kherson. Li works with the topics of gender, body, and war. She is the author of many photo projects, including the series Stigma, Human Constructor, and How Does It Feel?. The artist has participated in more than twenty collective exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, including in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Slovenia.

Organisers: Moon Man and South Film production companies and Pilecki-Institut Berlin.

Exhibition partner: Studio Ultimo