CANNES FESTIVAL (DAY TWO) The horrors of war writ large in DONBASS

Film was shown as part of the Un Certain Regard program
Valeriu Andriuta, Thorsten Merten, and Boris Kamorzin
Directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Donbass is a region in Eastern Ukraine that’s occupied by various criminal gangs, the Ukrainian regular army, supported by volunteers, and separatist gangs, supported by Russian troops. In "Donbass," the film, the events that are richly-depicted by Ukraine-born Sergei Loznitsa (“Maidan,” “Austerlitz,” “My joy”) in stunningly-realistic fashion bring the point across, with great clarity, that this ... more >