Donbass

Celebrated Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy, In The Fog) returns with a blacker than black satire set in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine that won the Best Director award in this year’s Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Split into thirteen vignettes, Loznitsa explores the corroding effects of nationalist politics in the midst of the contemporary conflict of Russia’s incursions into the Ukraine. A man won’t accept it when his vehicle is requisitioned by the military. A German journalist is confronted with fascist taunts from Russian soldiers. A woman slandered in a newspaper comes after a councilman with a bucket containing revenge. A horrific beating merges into a grotesque wedding that accelerates into a nightmare.

Blurring the line between fact and fiction, Loznitsa’s latest eagle-eyed work blends mockumentary, fake news, humour, horror, and urgent moral messages to create a sprawling treatise on the current state of the world that is as brilliant as it is tragic.

Ukrainian and Russian language, English subtitles.

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Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

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Rating M
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 122
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