In the historic Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, despite the cruel war that has been raging since 2014 between the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk and the Ukrainian government, people tries to survive in the rotten heart of chaos, where violence disguises itself as peace, propaganda becomes univocal truth and hatred reigns in the name of love.
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Starring: Tamara Yatsenko, Irina Zayarmiuk, Grigory Masliuk
FILM FACT: Donbass was elected as the Ukrainian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. Director Sergei was awarded prize for Best Director at Cannes film festival in the Un certain Regard Section.
SHORT FILMS: Clue (dir. Julia Germanieva, Ukraine), My Baba’s Kitchen (2015, Canada) 2015, Dir. Stephanie Turenko.