Logotyp 2020 25 – 29 november
Kulturhuset Väven


Valentyn Vasyanovych | 1 tim 46 min | Ukraina
Original title: Atlantis
Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Year: 2019
Duration: 1 tim 46 min
Country: Ukraina
Language: Ukrainska
Subtitles: English

The year is 2025 and Ukraine has after a decade of conflict a year back defeated the pro-Russian forces in the Eastern part of the country. The two war veterans Sergiy and Ivan work at the local steel mill and both are suffering from PTSD. Adapting to daily life after the war proves to be difficult. To blow off steam they arm themselves and arrange violent target practices. When the steel factory is forced to close their lives are confronted with yet another obstacle. For Sergiy this means moonlighting as a truck driver transporting water across the ravaged landscapes. On the road he meets Katya, a woman working for a human rights organisation tasked with identifying dead bodies. Atlantis is a strong and breathtaking cinematic experience that delivers striking glimpses of humanity in a society and natural environment deeply wounded by the war.
– Daniel Tollefsen Altamirano