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2nd screening of the series "8 years of war in Ukraine": "Atlantis" by Valentyn Vasyanovych

May 04, 2022 | 07:30 PM
Atlantis (2019)

Atlantis (2019)

The film series is organized in cooperation between the Media Library of the Institute for East European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and the Ukrainian Film Festival Berlin (UFFB). The series brings together three films (documentary and feature films) by Ukrainian filmmakers that mark contemporary Ukrainian cinema in the context of the war with Russia, which has been going on for eight years now.

The aim of the series is to open different perspectives on the war, realized in different narratives and visual representations: a post-apocalyptic industrial horror, a reflection on the long-term effects of the war, a documentary of life in wartime, where even small details suddenly receive new meaning.

What unites the films in the series are the voices of Ukrainian filmmakers who lived and shot in Ukraine before and during the war, and whose works illuminate the specific context from a multidimensional perspective.

All screenings will be accompanied by expert talks + a fundraiser for Docudays UA, which will address questions about the current role of art, the visibility of Ukrainian filmmakers in times of war, and the future of Ukrainian cinema with invited filmmakers and guests.

For more information about the film series, the movies, and the fundraiser, please click HERE (in German).

The film series continues with the feature film "Atlantis" (2019) by Valentyn Vasyanovych, who as an important voice of Ukrainian cinema, draws the country in immediate post-war state. Once again the main character, a former soldier, has to fight his normal life back piece by piece after the war. Black figures against a blood-red sunset, the figure of a man falling into a crucible of molten orange ore. The ruins of cities and green army vehicles on gray ground, mud, and snow. These images attempt to reflect the apocalypse caused by war.

To what extent can cinematic art, images, and narratives truly convey war? Questions about the representation of war and the production of images of war come to the fore here.

About the performance:

04.05.2022 / Location: City Kino Wedding

Time: 19:30 / Admission: 7 euros

Guests: Valentyn Vasyanovych (Video Embassy), Daria Buteiko & Ivanna Kozak (UFFB), a.o.
Moderation: Irine Beridze (FU/OEI)

Time & Location

May 04, 2022 | 07:30 PM

City Kino Wedding
Müllerstraße 74
13349 Berlin