Dear friends of CineMova,
we are inviting you to enjoy the set of screenings dedicated to Valentyn Vasyanovych. CineMova will be screening the film “Atlantis” (2021) and „Black level“ (2017) in a month of April. After the screening there will be a discussion of the film with invited guests and a networking evening in the restaurant of Brotfabrik.
Valentyn Vasyanovych is a Ukrainian film director. He is best known for his two films on post-traumatic stress disorder following armed conflict, Atlantis (2019), and Reflection (2021).
His 2017 film Black Level was selected as the Ukrainian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it did not make it to the December shortlist. The film tells the story of a wedding photographer who suffers a midlife crisis after losing his sick father and breaking up with his girlfriend.
His 2019 film Atlantis portrayed the trauma of soldiers and civilians in the aftermath of a near-future war between Ukraine and Russia. It won in the Orizzonti section of the 76th Venice International Film Festival; it was also selected as the Ukrainian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards, but it did not make it to the December shortlist. The film was a critical success, with an approval rating of 97% on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes (based on 35 reviews). The film drew a new wave of attention when the Russo-Ukrainian War sharply escalated shortly after the film’s release with the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The screening of „Atlantis“ is supported by Landeszentrale für politische Bildung as part of the project „Film Focus: Menschenrechte und die Ukraine“.
More information on screenings in April will follow soon!
We will be happy to see you all again in the cinema!
Team of CineMova e.V. / Ukrainischer Kinoklub Berlin