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Donbass

 

 

Original title:
Donbass
Slovenian title:
Donbas
Section:
FOCUS: EAST BY NORTHEAST

Country, year:
Ukraine, Germany, France, Netherlands, Romania, 2018
Length:
110

Directed by:
Sergej Loznica

Screenplay:
Sergej Loznica
Cinematography:
Oleg Mutu
Music:
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Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Ukrainian,Russian
Voting code:
U*
Cast:
Valeriu Andriuta (poveljnik), Thorsten Merten (Nemec), Boris Kamorzin (Mihalic), Irina Plesnjajeva (lepotica), Sergej Kolesov (Beka), Svetelana Kolesova (Gujrza), Georgi Eliev (Batjanja)
Awards:
Cannes 2018 – Un Certain Regard (Directing Prize)


DateHourLocation 
Wed, 7.11.2018 16:45 Kosovel Hall
Tue, 13.11.2018 14:30 Kino Komuna
Sun, 18.11.2018 21:15 Kinodvor Cinema

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Description:
An unforgiving black comedy and an anti-militant anti-Russian farce set in Ukraine, Donbass depicts a world lost in post-truth and false identities.

Donbass, a region in Eastern Ukraine, occupied by various criminal gangs fighting at once with the Ukrainian regular army, with other gangs and with Russian troops. The context in which the action takes place is a hybrid war, happening alongside an open armed conflict, mass-scale robberies and gradual degradation of the civilian population. There is fear, deception, hatred and violence everywhere. Society is collapsing, and death and deadly silence lie upon the place. Surviving Donbass equals a practical guide to inferno.

"When the war in the Donbass broke out in 2014, I followed the events very closely. It soon became obvious that one important source of information, apart from conventional ones, (professional news reports and articles, videos and photographs) was the amateur videos posted on the Internet by numerous witnesses and participants in these events. In many cases, they were more informative and substantial than professionally made war reportage. At some point I realised that I wanted to make a fictional film based on these real-life materials." (Sergei Loznitsa)
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