Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Documentary film on Eugene Hutz

There's a new documentary film on Eugene Hutz, lead man of the gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello.

The theme is Hutz looking to find his Ukrainian roots ... perhaps inspired by his supporting role in the 2005 film Everything Is Illuminated. The few instances of foul language in the trailer were offset somewhat by Hutz' observation that "This is one of the most hurt peoples in the world" and his experience finding that reconnection of the soul that a trip to Ukraine can bring on.

You can find the link to the movie trailer at Olechko's excellent blog on contemporary art and culture in Ukraine here.


Vasyl said...

A number of years ago I sat around with Hutz and the crew from Gogol Bordello. He is an extremely interesting individual, and it was clear when we spoke, that being in Kyiv and in Ukraine meant a great deal to him.

It will be interesting to see the film to see if the things that I picked upon when I met him come through on the screen.

Pawlina said...

I imagine saying is Hutz is "interesting" is a bit of an understatement, eh? ;-)

Hope to see a review of the film on your fine blog soon!

olechko said...

Pawlina, thanks for spreading the word! It still buffles me to know they are not big in Ukraine yet.

Vasyl, here's another great movie to bring to Kyiv audience!