Atlantis

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    Atlantis

    Directed by

    Ukraine

    2019

    106 min

    • Ukrainian

    Drama

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    A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society.

    Awards

    • Orizzonti Award for Best Film, HFPA Award - Venice IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Andrii Rymaruk
    Liudmyla Bileka
    Screenplay
    Valentyn Vasyanovych
    Cinematography
    Valentyn Vasyanovych
    Editing
    Valentyn Vasyanovych
    Production
    GARMATA FILM STUDIO
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    Press

    A remarkable piece of filmmaking from an exciting emerging Eastern European voice. Atlantis is stunning to watch.

    Screen Daily

    Valentyn Vasyanovych

    Valentyn Vasyanovych

    Ukraine

    The way I work, I don’t stick too much to the script. I prefer to absorb situations. I know what I am trying to get, sure, but I usually leave some space for miracles to happen.

    Valentyn Vasyanovych is a Ukrainian director, producer and DoP. He was born in 1971 in Zhytomyr, Ukraine and graduated from The National University of theatre, cinema and television of Karpenko-Kary as cinematographer (1995) and documentary filmmaker (2000), as well as from The Wajda School in Poland (2007). In 2004, he gained recognition as a documentary filmmaker - his documentary AGAINST THE SUN received the Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand IFF, the Grand Prix at Nancy FF, mention of the jury at the Toronto IFF and several other awards. His full-length documentary PRYSMERK was awarded Special Mention at Docudays FF in Kiev and recieved the Golden Duke as the best Ukrainian film at Odesa IFF in 2015. In 2012, he made his debut feature BUSINESS AS USUAL (Odessa IFF, Special Jury Mention, FICC award). His second feature film KREDENS was awarded a prize by Odesa's FIPRESCI Jury. In 2014, Valentyn Vasyanovych worked as a producer and DoP on Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's THE TRIBE, which became the biggest international success of Ukrainian film, winning the Grand Prize at Cannes’ Critics week and more than 40 other prizes around the globe. Vasynovych latest film received the FIPRESCI prize at Odesa IFF and went on to be long-listed for the Academy Awards 2018.

    Selected Filmography