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Roses. Film-Cabaret | Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago


Roses. Film-Cabaret by Irena Stetsenko @ Kravchenko Oleksandra

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450
Chicago, IL, 60611

Monday, Dec 4, 2023 | 6:00-8:00 pm


EUNIC CHICAGO | Ukrainian Film Series | Nov 6 – Dec 11, 2023

Please join the EUNIC Chicago Cluster at the Italian Cultural Institute for the Chicago premiere of the documentary Roses.Film-Cabaret by Irena Stetsenko .


Directed by Irena Stetsenko 
2021, Documentary, 1h25, Ukraine

A cinéma-vérité documentary following Dakh Daughters – an intellectual freak cabaret band, created by seven actresses under the roof of Kyiv experimental contemporary theater Dakh. The video diary spans almost five years, following Dakh Daughters since their first show, titled ‘Roses’ – after their first popular song ‘Rozy / Donbas’, written long before Donbas region became the war-torn zone of the so called ‘Russian Spring’. 

In English, Russian, Ukrainian with English subtitles
Free and open to the public (registration on eventbrite required)

Alisa Kovalenko (1987) is a Ukrainian director, born in Zaporizhia, Eastern Ukraine, living in Kyiv. She graduated the Karpenko-Kary University of Cinema of Kyiv and the Andrzej-Wajda cinema school of Warsaw. Her first feature-documentary “Alisa in Warland”premiered at IDFA Amsterdam in 2015 in the First Appearance competition. Alisa’s second documentary, “Home Games” was again an IDFA selection, selected in more than 120 festiovals and being the first Ukrainian creative film acquired by Netflix. Alisa has become a member of The European Film Academy (EFA) in 2019. She’s the programmer of the Molodist Kyiv FF documentary competition. In March 2022, she went to fight for her country in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. 


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