Ljudmilas Röst (The Voice of Ljudmila)
/ Sweden-Denmark-Ukraine/ 2001/ 75 min/ 12+/
In 1986 Ljudmila Ignatenko was 23 years old, very much in love with her husband Vasilij, a fireman, and five months pregnant. They lived in Pripyat, the city built around the Chernobyl nuclear plant. On the night of April 26 Vasilij was sent out. Exposed to radiation, he dies a few weeks later. The Voice of Ljudmila is her story. Her character appears in Chernobyl TV miniseries.
The film opens with a citation from the thirteenth chapter of The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians (New Testament): And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The showing will be followed by meet-the-director session: Gunnar Bergdahl
Venue: 1 Smolny Buyan, NArFU Library, room 402
Film director, screen writer, film critic and producer, Gunnar Bergdahl is known for Ljudmilas röst (2001), Bergmans röst (1997) and Tystnadens röst (2003). He was the Festival Director of Göteborg Film Festival between 1994-2003. Presently working as editor (and founder) of Filmkonst. Gunnar is the author of books, articles and films about Ingmar Bergman. Ljudmilas röst (2001), for which is acted as screen writer and director, tells of a woman, Ljudmila Ignatenko, whose husband died after fighting the fires of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. Ljudmila’s story is followed also in Chernobyl TV miniseries.