Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
By arrangement with the distributor, all proceeds from this screening will be donated to the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, an organization that responds to cases of persecution or threats to the personal safety or liberty of filmmakers at risk as a result of their work. Funds will go towards filmmakers in Ukraine.
Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. Germany/Ukraine/France/Netherlands/Romania. 2018, 110 mins. DCP. In Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles. With Tamara Yatsenko, Liudmila Smorodina, Olesya Zhurakovskaya, Boris Kamorzin, Sergei Russkin, Petro Panchuk. In the Donbass region of Ukraine, a territory bordering Russia to the east, war has been festering and raging since 2014. Following the events of Euromaidan and the Ukrainian revolution, pro-Russian separatists have clashed with Ukrainian nationalists, which has involved a maelstrom of armed conflict, domestic terror, bureaucratic retribution, and propaganda. Based on actual events and comprising loosely connected vignettes, Donbass is a surrealistic journey into the dissolution of a society still staggering from a century of war, Soviet rule, and collapse. Along with the great cinematographer Oleg Mutu, world-renowned director Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy, Maidan) orchestrates an experience unlike any other, teasing absurdist humor alongside mortal horror, and intertwining high style with journalistic attention to detail. Few works of scripted fiction have ever been this of-the-moment, and few films have ever been this singularly unshakable.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.