Germany, France, Romania, The Netherlands, Ukraine
In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love. A journey through the Donbass unfolds as a chain of curious adventures, where the grotesque and drama are as intertwined as life and death. This is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world, lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us.
Since then, he has directed 18 documentaries, winning prizes all over the world, and 3 feature films, all selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival: MY JOY in 2010, IN THE FOG in 2012, A GENTLE CREATURE in 2017. DONBASS is his fourth feature, and was the opening film of Un Certain Regard at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
Written by: Sergei Loznitsa
Produced by: Heino Deckert
Cinematography: Oleg Mutu
Editing: Danielius Kokanauskis
Production Design: Kirill Shuvalov
Costume Design: Dorota Roqueplo
Make-Up & Hair: Tamara Frid
Sound Design: Vladimir Golovnitskiy
Main Cast: Sergei Kolesov (Bekha), Thorsten Merten (German journalist), Valeriu Andriuta (Commander), Zanna Lubgane (coloured blonde), Boris Kamorzin (Mikhalych), Svetlana Kolesova (Giurza)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2018