When we call “peace” the war, when the propaganda is presented as the truth, when we call “love” the hatred, it is there that the life begins to look like the death. Donbass survives. Manuel practises hell.
There is a hackneyed phrase: history repeats itself – the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. No. There is still a third reflection of the same events, the same plot: a reflection in the concave mirror of the underground world. The plot is unimaginable and yet real, it really exists and is right next to us. (Varlam Shalamov, “Pain”)
It seems to me that these sentences describe very exactly the state of things on our territory, the one that was previously Soviet Union, as well as subject of the movie which I get ready to shoot: the reflection of the history in a distorting mirror of the underground world.
WINNER IN CANNES “BEST DIRECTOR” BY THE JURY OF “UN CERTAIN REGARD”
OFFICIAL SELECTION CANNES 2018
OPENING SECTION “UN CERTAIN REGARD”
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LETTER OF AGREEMENT FOR FESTIVALS AND DISTRIBUTION
author director SERGEI LOZNITSA
producers HEINO DECKERT DENYS IVANOV MARIANNE DUMOULIN JACQUES BIDOU
productions MAJADE (Germany) ART HOUSE TRAFFIC (Ukrania) JBA PRODUCTION (France) TOM & VOID (the Netherlands)
International sales PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL
casting Tamara Yatsenko, Liudmila Smorodina, Olesya Zhurakovskaya, Boris Kamorzin, Sergei Russkin, Petro Panchuk, Irina Plesnyaeva, Zhanna Lubgane, Vadim Dobuvsky, Alexander Zamurayev, Gerogy Deliev, Valeriu Andriuta, Konstantin Itunin, Valery Antoniuk, Nina Antonova, Natalia Buzko, Sergei Kolesov, Svetlana Kolesova, Sergei Smeyan etc.
image OLEG MUTU
editing DANIELUS KOKANAUSKIS
sound VLADIMIR GOLOVNITSKI
production year 2018
versions: Ukrainian, Russian