The iconic film “Man of Aran” (1934, directed by Robert Flaherty) with live music improvisation by Una Monahan (Northern Ireland), Alla Zagaykevych (Ukraine) and Sergiy Okhrimchuk (Ukraine)
On 23 January at 19:30, the Dovzhenko Center will host a special screening of the classics of world cinema - the film “Man of Aran” (1934, Ireland) by the famous director, Oscar and The Venice Golden Lion winner Robert Flaherty (USA, Canada). The show will be in original language with Ukrainian subtitles.
The soundtrack will be performed live in response to the film by collaboration of Irish and Ukrainian musicians and composers - Úna Monaghan on harp and electronics, Alla Zahaykevych on electronics and Serhii Ohrymchuk on violin. It will be largely improvised, with influences and material from Irish and Ukrainian traditional music, combined with electro-acoustic sounds to create a special musical space of intersection of archaic and avant-garde, British and Ukrainian musical traditions.
The “Man of Aran” (1934) is a groundbreaking blend of documentary and fictional narrative about the everyday life of the Aran Islands in western Ireland, harsh in natural conditions, but with a unique naturalistic beauty. Robert Flaherty, the "father" of world documentary filmmaking and author of such glorious films as "Nanuk from the North" (1922) and "Moana" (1926), combines reality and fiction here to show the fishing and agricultural traditional life of the Aran Islanders.