Sunday, Aug 20 at 2:00 pm
Location la: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Mantas Kvedaravicius. 2022, 112 mins. In Ukrainian with English subtitles. In 2022, Kvedaravicius went back to Mariupol to be with the people he had met and filmed for his 2016 film Mariupolis. A community that had persisted on the edge of danger seven years prior was now at the epicenter of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Smoke billows from nearby apartment buildings. The sounds of artillery and bombs falling are persistent. People huddle in a church basement, toggling between endurance and exasperation, while others rig up a makeshift kitchen amongst the rubble, making do, making jokes, defying the conditions forced upon them. Kvedaravicius was murdered by Russian forces—shortly after the last footage we see in the film—leaving his widow Hanna Bilbrova to edit and complete this film. It received a world premiere mere months later at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. This raw, fiercely human document illuminates staggering acts of endurance and resistance within a community under siege.
On Friday, August 18, the film will be presented alongside Kvedaravicius’s 2016 film Mariupolis, which screens at 5:30 p.m. See both at a discounted rate using this link ($5 off).
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.