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"Atlantis" goes for European Oscar

30 Aug, 2020
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"Atlantis" goes for European Oscar

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Vasyanovich's "Atlantis" selected in the long list of "European Oscar"


The anti-utopia of Ukrainian director Valentin Vasyanovich "Atlantis" received in Venice a prize film festival and got to the list of the "European Oscar". There are currently 32 applicants in the long list. This award is considered an analogue of the "Oscar" and has been awarded since 1988.

This year's selection for the European Film Awards took place in two parts. The final list of nominees will be announced on November 7. The premiere of the film "Atlantis" in Ukrainian cinemas is scheduled for November 5. The 33rd European Film Academy Awards will take place on December 12 in Reykjavik.

Now the film will be watched by film academics who will vote for the nominees for the award. We see every festival or award as an opportunity to tell the world about the war with Russia. This time we will be able to remind Europe of it once again

Valentin Vasyanovich

Let us remind you that "Atlantis" is an anti-utopia drama, the events of which unfold in the near 2025. According to the plot, Ukraine returns the occupied Donbass to its ranks. And although this territory is no longer suitable for life after the war, love is still born in it.

The film was produced by "Garmata Film Studio". The film project became one of the winners of the 9th State Cinema Competition and received state financial support.

The movie starred non-professional actors. The main roles were played by Andriy Rymaruk, a former spy, a volunteer of the Army Charitable Fund "Come Back Alive", a paramedic Lyudmila Bileka and a volunteer Vasyliy Antonyak. The film was shot in Mariupol and Kyiv.

The world premiere of "Atlantis" took place at the Venice Film Festival in the "Horizons" section. There the movie won a historic victory for Ukraine. The film later received a special jury award at the Tokyo International Film Festival, participated in the Toronto Film Festival and 60 other film events.

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