Video Chronicle

In the Spring
14 March 2019


On March 14, 2019 the film screening "In the Spring" (Mikhail Kaufman, 1929) and a lecture by Stanislav Tsalyk took place.

Made in 1929, Kaufman’s film shows Kyiv which is no longer there – its quotidian life, its people, the streets, the buildings, the Dnieper river, the flood, a.o. Meanwhile, a voice-over by Stanislav Tsalyk helps us understand what we see on the screen. The researcher’s lecture explains how the Kaufman brothers landed in Kyiv, what were the causes for their conflict, and why Mikhail started filming independently. It will also tell about the 1929 Kyiv because "In the Spring" is the first film fully dedicated to Kyiv. There, the city is a protagonist that played its part so well that "In the Spring" is now considered a masterpiece of Ukrainian film avant-garde. 

The event is part of the [unarchiving] program of the Urban Media Archive.

Stanislav Tsalyk is a Ukrainian author, screenwriter, ВВС history writer. Graduated from the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (1996, screenwriting workshop by prof. V. K. Chernykh). A prize winner of the Ivan Mykolaychuk “Kyiv” award in the area of film art. Member of the Ukrainian Film Academy, of the National Union of Film Makers of Ukraine, of the Association of European Journalists. He works in the genre of documentaries. He writes his texts in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and English.  

[unarchiving] is the project of informal presentations of sets and collections of the Urban Media Archive to promote and mainstream the problems of archival heritage in the community. We are committed to shape new attitudes on archiving and present historical collections in an unusual perspective. The events from the series include public viewing and listening to visual, audiovisual, or audio pieces that could use a different format from academic settings and create an atmosphere of free reflection and discussion, as well as combine popular formats and archival historical collections. It will be the nights of cine-music or photo-music, film screenings, photo presentations, and other events representing a dialogue of the present day and the past times.