Mariupolis

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    Mariupolis

    Directed by

    Lithuania, Germany, France, Ukraine

    2016

    96 min

    • Russian
    • Greek
    • Ukrainian

    Documentary

    The town of Mariupol in Ukraine is resisting through weapons and its ferocious will to live. Day-to-day events are intertwined with deeds of war. A man repairs his fishing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt and cables are fixed the same day. A small concert is given for factory workers and the sincere performance of a violinist makes them cry. Bombs fall into the sea, no one notices.

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    Cinematography
    Mantas Kvedaravičius
    Vadym Ilkov
    Viacheslav Tsvetkov
    Editing
    Dounia Sichov
    Production
    ROUGE INTERNATIONAL
    Mantas Kvedaravicius

    Mantas Kvedaravicius

    Lithuania

    Born in Birzai in Lithuania in 1976, Mantas Kvedaravicius studied cultural anthropology at Oxford University and a PhD from Cambridge University. His academic and cinematic interests lie in absence, materiality and body in their performative and political manifestations. BARZAKH (2011) is his debut and award-winning documentary essay, followed by MARIUPOLIS (2016) which was nominated for the Berlinale Amnesty-Film Award 2016. His latest film PARTHENON was selected for the 34th Venice International Film Critics' Week.

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