Languages: Russian, English, Ukrainian with English subtitles
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
Cast: Tamara Yatsenko, Irina Zayarmiuk, Grigory Masliuk
Genres: Drama, Black Comedy
Distributor: Film Movement
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love. Life suffused with fear and suspicion what is real and what is fake news? DONBASS, ultimately, 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.
"A sprawling black comedy with a vast ensemble cast, it evokes a chaotic state of social breakdown in...Ukraine, often with virtuoso brilliance." -Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily