The only screening of the Oscar-nominated film "20 Days in Mariupol" is on February 11!
On February 11 at 17:00 at Kinoteka there will be the only screening of the Oscar-nominated, Pulitzer Prize-winning film "20 Days in Mariupol," a harrowing record of the annihilation of the besieged city. The documentary will compete for the Academy Award in the "best feature-length documentary" category. It is also the winner of the Main Competition and Audience Award of the 23rd WATCH DOCS IFF.
The screening will be followed by a meeting with Vasiilisa Stepanenko, the film's producer and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Lyudmila Vaskovskaya, the film's protagonist, an anesthesiologist at Mariupol Maternity Hospital No. 2. The conversation will be moderated by Zhenia Klimakin - journalist, editor-in-chief of the "Nowa Polszcza" portal.
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About the film:
An uncompromising documentary sure to remain etched in your memory offers a shocking account of the eponymous city's destruction from the sole journalist who remained there until the end. Mstyslav Chernov, who risked his life to record Russian war crimes and the daily grind of Mariupol residents, offers not a reporter's record of events, but a piercing, passionate documentary indictment. At the same time, this is full-fledged cinema, made with impressive formal discipline. It is a rare film that generates such tension, from the first minutes to the finale, which reveals how the filmmaker managed to extricate this explosive material from the occupied zone. Few filmmakers can show the merciless cruelty of war with such impact. But Chernov and his crew don't labour for shock value. They intend to leave a testimonial and shake the conscience of the world. This film contains scenes intended for adult viewers only.
Film with Polish, English and Ukrainian subtitles.
Organizers of the screening:
WATCH DOCS and Nowa Polszcza