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Atlantis

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Director:
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Production:
Garmata Film Studios (Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska), Limelite (Vladimir Yatsenko)
Running Time:
106’
Language:
Ukrainian
Country:
Ukraine
Main Cast:
Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak
Screenplay:
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Cinematographer:
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Editor:
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Production Designer:
Vlad Odudenko
Costume Designer:
Karoline Sheremeta
Sound:
Sergiy Stepanskiy

Synopsis

Eastern Ukraine, in the nearest future. A desert unsuitable for human habitation. Sergey, a former soldier suffering from PTSD, is having trouble adapting to his new reality: a life in pieces, a land in ruins. When the smelter he works at finally shuts down, he finds an unexpected way to cope joining the volunteer Black Tulip mission dedicated to exhuming war corpses. By working alongside Katya, he understands that a better future is possible. Will he learn to live without war and accept himself as he is?

Director’s Statement

Atlantis is the most precise explanation of the effects of a massive war between Ukraine and Russia. The biggest problem of the Donbas is not an economic degradation, but ecological catastrophe. Hundreds of mines from which water was previously pumped out are now abandoned and flooded. Poisoned water from them falls into wells and rivers. After a few years, there will be no drinking water in this region, and Donbas will turn into a lifeless desert like Chernobyl. Sergey, who returns home from the war, wants to get rid of injuries and live a full life. To rethink the changes that have occurred to him, he joins the volunteers who are engaged in the exhumation of the bodies of the dead soldiers. Digging the corpses, he steps over his psychological trauma, finds the strength to live on. The result of this path is the rapprochement of Sergey with the same traumatised war of Katya. The theme of the war in the east of Ukraine is the most acute and urgent topic for me. Ecological disaster, to which the war has already come.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Valentyn Vasyanovych,Iya Myslytska – Garmata Film Studios
46/48 Shovkovychna str.
01004 - Kyiv,Ukraine
Tel.+ 380 97 2223710
vasyanovych@ukr.net

PRODUCTION 2: Vladimir Yatsenko - Limelite
Reytarska 31/16, ap. 40
0103- Kyiv, Ukraine
vladimir@limelite.co
Tel. +380 673837508
http://www.limelite.co

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