A promo poster of Hyde Park on Hudson film
A promo image for the New British Film festival, four characters of the film are sitting on the sofa
Wednesday 13 November 2013 - 00:00 to Wednesday 18 December 2013 - 00:00
Kyiv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Lviv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia

The British Council and Arthouse Traffic present the New British Film Festival, taking place from November 13th to December 15th 2013 in Kyiv, Odessa, Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Ternopil, Poltava, Vinnytsia and Zaporizhia. Every November the New British Film Festival presents recent film releases from the UK (as a feature, documentary, animation and shorts film selection). This year we present 4 films in the main program: "The look of love", "Hyde park on Hudson", "Quartet" and "Sightseers".

We will also have several special projects within the framework of the New British Film Festival-2013. For example, BAFTA short films: a great selection for all fans of short films, presenting various genres and topics, nominated for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. In Kyiv only we will have a pre-premiere screening of biographical melodrama Diana, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge and Juliet Stevenson. Spectators in Kyiv and Odessa will get a chance to watch famous Royal National Theatre project - film version of Danny Boyle's Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
Another special event at the festival – The Selfish Giant directed by Clio Barnard. The film has won the Europa Cinemas Label for the best European film unspooling during the Cannes Film Festival. Special screenings, dedicated to Universal Children's Day, will be held in Kyiv, Odessa, Donetsk in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Since 2000, the British Film Festival in Ukraine has hosted both well-established and well-known guests like Sir Richard Eyre, as well as young aspiring filmmakers doing their first steps into the industry, including Nick Whitfield, whose first feature Skeletons won Best British Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2012.

Promo-video of the New British Film Festival - 2013


from November 13th - Kyiv, Kyiv cinema
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from November 14th – Poltava, cinema named after I. P. Kotlyarevsky
from November 21st - Odessa - Rodina cinema, timetable/buy tickets online
Ternopil, Palats kino cinema
Donetsk, Zirochka cinema, timetable
Dnipropetrovsk, KinoStation cinema, timetable/buy tickets online
Chernivtsi, Kinopalats cinema, timetable
from November 22nd - Vinnytsia, Rodina cinema, timetable
from November 23rd – Lviv, cinema at the Lviv Palace of the Arts, timetable
from November 28th - Zaporizhia, Dovzhenko cinema, timetable
from December 5th - Kharkiv, Kronverk cinema, timetable



from November 16th 2013

Film age rating: 12+

Country: Great Britain, 2012

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Short films – nominees for the BAFTA-2013 award.

British Council Ukraine and BAFTA present special project within the framework of the New British Film Festival-2013. Those films, nominated for BAFTA award is a great selection for all fans of short films, presenting various genres and topics. 


November 13th 2013

pre-premiere screening in Kyiv only

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Film age rating: 12 + (сontains strong language, brief land mine injury & surgical details)
Country: USA, 2013
Genre: biography , drama, romance 
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge

Story outline: During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.



from November 14th 2013

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Film age rating: 18+ (contains strong sexualised nudity, sex and drug use)
Country: Great Britain, USA, 2013
Genre: biography, comedy, drama
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, Anna Friel

Story outline: The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.



from November 14th 2013

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Film age rating: 12 + (contains a moderate sex scene and one use of strong language)
Country: Great Britain,  2013
Genre: historical dramedy
Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams

Story outline: The story of the love affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.



from November 16th 2013

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Film age rating: 12 + (contains strong language)
Country: Great Britain
Genre: dramedy
Director: Dustin Hoffman
Cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly

Story outline: At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.



from November 15th 2013

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Film age rating: 15 + (сontains strong language, bloody violence, sex and sex references)
Country: Great Britain
Genre: dark comedy
Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram

Story outline: Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.



from November 20th 2013

Kyiv: November 20th at 19.00, Kyiv cinema: buy tickets online
Odesa: November 22nd, Rodina cinema
Donetsk: November 27th, Zirochka cinema

Film age rating: 15 + (сontains strong language)
Country: Great Britain, 2013
Genre: Drama
Director: Clio Barnard
Cast: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Ian Burfield, Lorraine Ashbourne
Storyline: An intensely felt piece of social realism, reinventing Oscar Wilde's story, shows director Clio Barnard growing into one of Britain's best young film-makers



Kyiv, Kyiv cinema
November 16th at 19.00, Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein
November 17th at 17.00, Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein
November 24th at 19.00, Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein

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Оdesa, Rodina cinema
November 23rd at 19.00, Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein

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Film age rating: 15+
Country: Great Britain, 2011
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller

Storyline: Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.