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Odessa (Ukraine)

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  • In Ukraine, caring for caregivers

    My first visit to Odessa — the "pearl of the Black Sea" — was in the 1990s after the Soviet Union's collapse. The city, even after decades of communist rule, remained a historical gem with its Potemkin Steps and ornate Opera House. It was also home to a significant Jewish population that has earned a distinct reputation for its special brand of pride.
  • Odessa Steps Into New Era

    UKRAINE -- Odessa used to be the Soviet Union's answer to Hollywood. From the silent "Battleship Potemkin" onward, it hosted some of the Communist Bloc's best-known stars and filmmakers. In the past few decades, it's fallen on hard times and has been...

    Sean Penn's 'Gunman' Offers New Fiscal Plan, More

    Spain: Spanish co-producer Adrian Guerra has created an innovative funding scheme for the Sean Penn starrer "The Gunman," tapping into the country's tax breaks to benefit the local industry. Guerra has created financial consultancy/broker Oceano Media,...

    'Geographer' Grabs Top Prizes at Ukraine's Odessa Film Fest

    LONDON -- Russian tragicomedy "The Geographer Drank His Globe Away" won both the Grand Prix, voted for by the audience, and the international jury's best film award at the Odessa Intl. Film Festival, one of Eastern Europe's largest film biz gatherings....

    Emir Kusturica Stars at Odessa Fest Opening

    ODESSA, Ukraine -- Ukraine's Odessa Intl. Film Festival kicked off Friday with a glitzy opening at the city's opulent Opera House, where Serbian director Emir Kusturica was presented with the fest's trophy, the Golden Duke, for life-time achievement....