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UKRAINE | 109 minutes | 2019

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Eastern Ukraine, 2025. The war is barely over and PTSD-afflicted ex-soldier Sergiy is having trouble adjusting. Almost by chance, he joins a group of volunteers who are exhuming corpses to give them a proper burial and, in so doing, come to terms with the horror. There he meets Katya. With his sumptuous signature long shots (honed as DOP on Slaboshpytskiy’s The Tribe), Vasyanovych examines the ravages of war through a bleakly romantic lens.

[Atlantis] proves to be both intimate character study and powerful exploration of the ravages of war on mankind and his environment.” Screendaily

Orizzonti Prize for Best film - Venice Film Festival
Best film - Les Arcs Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival

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Valentyn Vasyanovych

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  • Screenplay Valentyn Vasyanovych
  • Producer Vladimir Yatsenko
  • Cast Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak

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