• 2018 | Fiction | 110' | Germany, France, Romania, The Netherlands, Ukraine


When war is called peace, when propaganda is uttered as truth, when hatred is declared to be love, life itself begins to resemble death. Surviving Donbass. A practical guide to Inferno.
The action of the film takes place in a region of Eastern Ukraine, occupied by various criminal gangs, which are fighting at once with the Ukrainian regular army, with other gangs and with Russian troops. The context in which the action takes place is a hybrid war, happening alongside an open armed conflict, accompanied by robberies on a mass scale and gradual degradation of the civilian population. There is fear, deception, hatred and violence everywhere. Society is collapsing, and death and deadly silence lie upon the place. The state of war reaches its climax.
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Sergei Loznitsa
Production Fiction in co-production with Arthouse Traffic (UA), JBA Production (FR), Graniet Film (NL), Wild at Art (NL), Digital Cube (RO)
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, DFFF, Eurimages, CNC Cinema du Monde, Dutch Film Fund, Ukrainian State Film Agency, development supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA
World Sales
Cannes IFF 2018 (Directing Prize of Un Certain Regard), Reykjavik FF 2018 (Award for Creative Excellence in Cinema), Filmfest München 2018, Karlovy Vary FF 2018, Odessa FF 2018, Jerusalem FF 2018 (Masters Section), Melbourne FF 2018, Toronto IFF 2018, BIAFF 2018 (Competition), Helsinki FF 2018, CPH PIX 2018, Bergen IFF 2018, Split FF 2018, Busan IFF 2018 (World Cinema), London FF 2018, Warsaw FF 2018, Bosphorus FF 2018, Ljubljana IFF 2018, Stockholm IFF 2018 (Competition), Sevilla European FF (Competition) 2018, Taipei Golden Horse FF 2018, Black Nights FF 2018, Goa IFF 2018 (Competition), Cairo IFF 2018 (Competition), Tbilisi IFF 2018, LUX Film Days 2018, International Film Festival of Kerala 2018, Palm Springs IFF 2019, Museum of the Moving Image NY 2019, Trieste FF 2019, Sofia IFF 2019, Portland IFF 2019, Hong Kong IFF 2019, Al Este Film Festival 2019, Altan Khalis IFF 2019

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