Friday, April 8 - Thursday, April 28, 2022

In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love. Life suffused with fear and suspicion; what is real and what is fake news?

DONBASS, ultimately, is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us. Ukraine’s official submission to the 91st Academy Awards.

“A darkly satirical omnibus of scathing vignettes.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Screening as part of our series Loznitsa x 3.

  • Country Ukraine
  • Language In Russian, Ukranian and English with English subtitles
  • Year 2018
  • Running Time 122 minutes
  • Distributor Film Movement
  • Director Sergei Loznitsa
  • Cast Tamara Yatsenko, Irina Zayarmiuk, Grigory Masliuk
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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