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Fri, Jan 29


Virtual Cinema

ATLANTIS: Visionary Cinema from Ukraine

Winner at Venice Film Festival and Ukraine's official selection for the 2021 Oscars. Set in 2025, Sergiy, a former soldier meets Katya while on a mission dedicated to exhuming the past. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life in which they are allowed to fall in love again.

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ATLANTIS: Visionary Cinema from Ukraine
ATLANTIS: Visionary Cinema from Ukraine

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Jan 29, 2021, 12:00 AM – Feb 12, 2021, 11:59 PM

Virtual Cinema

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Atlantis (Ukraine, 2019). Dir. by Valentyn Vasyanovych. In Ukrainian; English subtitles. 106 min. Tickets are $12.


A debut of remarkable formal precision, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis is an urgent yet highly controlled dispatch from the wartorn Donbass in Eastern Ukraine. Set five years into the future, this all-too-real dystopia follows Sergiy, a Ukrainian soldier suffering from PTSD as he tries to restart his life amidst these scourged, uninhabitable lands. Rather than foreground the in-the-moment battle between Russia and Ukraine, Vasyanovych instead powerfully depicts the inevitable aftermath, marked by economic and ecological degradation. Yet somehow, through a new volunteer job exhuming the dead, Sergiy finds an unexpected path back to humanity. Prize-winner at the Venice Film Festival and Ukraine's official selection for the 2021 Academy Awards. Trailer:

"Dark yet humanly luminous." — Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"A strong piece of poetically pure art-house cinema that offers a ray of hope for humanity’s future." — Dennis Harvey, Variety

"ATLANTIS is stunning to watch. Sensitively observed and meticulously crafted. A remarkable piece of filmmaking from an exciting emerging Eastern European voice." — Nikki Baughan, Screen Slate

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