Ukraine | 2017 | 88 minutes
Awaiting a response from an esteemed Germany-based photography institute, Julia develops a special bond with a PTSD-ridden soldier from a war zone in post-revolution Ukraine.
Director: Roxy Toporowych
Join us for an exclusive fundraising event for the UCU Helps Ukraine project at Revue Cinema in the cozy Roncesvalles area of Toronto, starring Polina Snisnarenko and Dima Yaroshenko. Not available for viewing on any other platform in Canada, Julia Blue is a story about a girl inspired by the protest she witnessed in Kyiv during the 2014 Revolution of Dignity. Julia volunteers at the military hospital for injured soldiers returning from the front in Eastern Ukraine, where she meets “English”, a soldier who was recently admitted. Featuring breathtaking cinematography from metropolitan Kyiv to the sweeping landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains, the heart and soul of Ukraine is on display with Julia Blue.
Writer and director Roxy Toporowych is a first-generation Ukrainian-American filmmaker based in NYC and will be joining us for a live Q&A after the screening of Julia Blue. Heavily influenced by her upbringing, her work focuses on stories about independent women and the Eastern European culture she just can’t shake.
$30.00 At The Door/$25 In Advance