Ukrainian Film by Valentyn Vasyanovych: Atlantis

Ukrainian Film by Valentyn Vasyanovych: Atlantis

Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art

The Ukrainian film “Atlantis” by Valentyn Vasyanovych will be featured at the 49th annual New Directors/New Films festival that will be available nationwide via the FLC Virtual Cinema, December 9–20, 2020.

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A debut of remarkable formal precision, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis is an urgent yet highly controlled dispatch from the wartorn Donbass in Eastern Ukraine. Set five years into the future, this all-too-real dystopia uses a series of distanced, compositionally rigorous frames to follow Sergiy, a Ukrainian soldier suffering from PTSD as he tries to restart his life amidst these scourged, uninhabitable lands. Rather than foreground the in-the-moment battle between Russia and Ukraine, Vasyanovych instead powerfully depicts the inevitable aftermath, marked by economic and ecological degradation. Yet somehow, through a new volunteer job exhuming the dead, Sergey finds an unexpected path back to humanity.

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Get tickets here. Special offer from the Ukrainian Institute of America: use promo code NDNF20 to save 20% on the 49th New Directors/New Films in the Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema!

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