Gogolfest Documentary Premiers
Since the first festival in 2007, Gogolfest has turned into a large international platform for modern art
Authors of a new film about Gogolfest call it, and the event itself, the “Tower of Babel.” As the dream of the festival has united and inspired its team.
“This is a film about all of life’s possibilities – if you want them. And when it seems something is not possible, it still is. And most importantly, when we all unite and start dreaming about one thing or another – we will be able to implement it,” Gogolfest Director Maksym Demskyi said.
The team said that every Gogolfest deserves its own film.
The festival was held in Kyiv for the first time in 2007. Since then, it has turned into a large international platform for modern art. Starting last year, it was organized in the city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region.
“There is a powerful, regional, multidisciplinary program. This year’s theater program will be one of the biggest. More than seven countries are participating and all of them are contemporary theaters. And these are all partners we plan future cooperation with,” Theatrical Program Curator Andriy Palatnyi said.
The next festival will be held at the end of April. A special train will depart from Kyiv to Mariupol.
“The Gogol train is a joint project between Ukrainian Railways and the Infrastructure Ministry – when a separate train with 10 wagons leaves Kyiv for Mariupol. Before it departs, the train will be painted – and there will be a concert on board,” Gogolfest Coordinator Bohdan Yaremchuk said.
In addition to Kyiv, the Gogol train will pick up passengers in Vinnytsia and Dnipro. Next year the route is planned to be extended.