11 mm — International Football Film Festival
Dear football and film fans,
The 2012 European Championships are an ideal opportunity to gain a better understanding of the host countries, Poland and Ukraine. The Robert Bosch Stiftung, through its support of 11mm in Wroclaw and Kharkiw, is looking forward to an international cultural exchange inspired by football. We hope you enjoy the films and wish you an exciting European Championships!
The Ball of Contention
Photo exhibition of Kirill Golovchenko The photos by Kirill Golovchenko can be seen during the 11mm football film festival in Bommer Cinema in Kharkiv. The photos are part of the book published by Serhiy Zhadan „TotalniyFutbol — A Polish- Ucrainian Football Journay“.
The oldest cinema in the city — Cinema Bommer — is located in the downtown area. It is the only movie theater in Kharkiv, where you can see European Film Festivals, arthouse movies and shortfilms from around the world. The cinema is named after the french brothers Bommer, who started the cinema in 1908.
Free admission to all films.
Kharkiv, Poltavsky Shlyakh Street, 6, (057) 7123928, email@example.com
19:00 Lessons of a Dream
Wednesday 13th June
15:00 Maradona par Kusturica
17:00 Dynamo Kiev + Król Charkowa
Thursday, 14th June
17:00 Flying Pigs
19:00 The Other Chelsea — A Story from Donezk
Friday, 15th June
15:00 Dynamo Kiev + Król Charkowa
17:00 The Journey
19:00 Maradona par Kusturica
Lessons of a Dream
with Russian subtitles
The true tale of the German teacher Konrad Koch who, after living in England, returns to Germany in 1874 and introduces football in his class. An affront to the Prussian discipline of the time.
Dynamo Kiev — Good Old Boys
in Russian and with Ukrainian subtitles
In 1975 Dynamo Kiev was the most successful club in the world. This fascinating documentary examines the myth of that great side and how sport was manipulated to support the socialist regime.
King of Kharkov
Oleksandr Yaroslavsky controls dozens of companies, owns the club “Metalist-Kharkov” and is at the heart of Ukraine’s EURO 2012 preparations. King of Kharkov examines one of Eastern Europe’s richest and best connected individuals.
Maradona par Kusturica
The homage of one of the best European directors to the world`s greatest ever footballer: Emir Kusturica gets closer to Maradona than no other director has before.
From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada follows two former college stars on their journey around the world, chasing the game.
In Polish with Ukrainian subtitles
A Polish musician finds himself robbed and stranded in the eastern Ukrainian industrial city of Donetsk. There he is approached by ten-year-old orphan Dima, who is looking for a “father for the day” to sign him up for the local football club.
In Polish with Ukrainian subtitles
The life of the young Pole Oskar changes irreversibly when his local club is relegated. Forced to don a suit and work for a boss determined to found a new club, things quickly turn from bad to worse.
THE JOURNEY — Stories from the FIFA 2010 World Cup
In English with Ukrainian subtitles
Told by the people of the Rainbow nation, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South Africa’s captain Aaron Mokoena, this film recounts the key moments of the 2010 World Cup — an event that symbolised how far the country has come.
The Other Chelsea — A story from Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk is the team of the coal-mining region of eastern Ukraine, funded by their billionaire owner Rinat Akhmetov. This award winning documentary follows the club for a season as they establish themselves on the European stage.