We cordially invite you to our next screening. We will be screening the film „Mariupolis“ (2016) by Mantas Kvedaravičius.
When and where: 10.05.2022, 21:00, Brotfabrik (Caligariplatz 1, 13086 Berlin).
Admission price: 8 € normal, 6 € reduced.
About the director: Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius had shot his film in 2015 in the port city of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov. At that time, Russian military forces tried to capture the city but were defeated. After the renewed Russian invasion of Ukraine, Mantas went to Mariupol again for filming. Mantas was captured there, mistreated and murdered by Russian soldiers during filming in late March/early April 2022. With the screening we pay tribute to the filmmaker.
About the film:
“Mariupol lies in eastern Ukraine, where the Kalmius river flows into the Sea of Azov. The city, which is centred round the steel works, seems calm but the encroaching conflict between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces is tangible everywhere. A theatre ensemble is rehearsing a piece to commemorate Victory Day on 9 May; as they put their hearts into practising their song and dance routines, they hope their city will not be seized on the opening night. The daughter of a cobbler tries her hand at being a war reporter in front of a camera while her father discusses his faith with his female customers. The fishermen hope, as usual, for a good catch. In spite of the explosions that can be heard all around the city’s perimeters, life goes on, accompanied by the pealing bells from the Orthodox Church and the squealing of the tram. Everyday life develops a poetry of its own, which occasionally can seem absurd.” (Berlinale)
We will be happy to see you all again in the Brotfabrik!
Team of CineMova. Ukrainian Film Community Berlin e.V. / Ukrainischer Kinoklub Berlin