FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CANADA AND TORONTO
AN EVENING WITH ALEXANDER RODNYANSKY
“MOVIES AND MORE!”
SPECIAL SCREENING OF FEATURE FILM
“MAMA, I’M HOME” (2021)
Friday, 16 June, 2023
7:30 – 10:30 pm
Phone: (647) 226-3710
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Alexander Rodnyansky, the Academy-Award winning film producer, was born in Kyiv and began his career as a documentarian, before becoming the driving force behind some of the key films and filmmakers on the post-Soviet cinematic landscape.
Rodnyansky’s credits include “East-West”, Aleksandr Sokurov’s The Sun, as well as Andrey Zvyagintsev’s award winning films “Elena” “Leviathan” and “Loveless.” Rodnyansky spoke out vehemently against Russian aggression in Ukraine, becoming one of the first people to get branded with the infamous status of “InoAgent.” Since the first day of the war, Rodnyansky has journaled his thoughts about the Russian regime to an online audience, while located in war-besieged Kyiv. Rodnyansky’s unwavering voice resonates with millions of people across the world, helping galvanize the global cultural response to the war.
During this special evening with the Toronto audiences, Rodnyansky will answer questions, discuss his activist efforts and preview his latest film, “Mama I’m Home” which tells the story of a mother searching for her son, after being told he was killed as a mercenary soldier in Syria.
Vladimir Bimotokov, Director of “Mama, I’m Home”:
It’s hard for me to say something that can guide the viewers or that can explain the film to them. We worked really hard on this film first and foremost because we felt that the story of Tonya, her fate, and this particular period of her life is incredibly important and unfortunately relevant to us right now. And my hope is that the story of this woman, her pain will find compassion and empathy in the hearts of the audience, this would bring me true happiness. One thing I can say for sure: Tonya lives next door to you no matter what part of the world you are from.