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Ukrainian film about Holodomor receives main award of film festival

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Price of Truth will be in a wide Ukrainian release on November 28
10:34, 24 September 2019

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After the win of Ukrainian film The Weightlifter at the Greek Film Festival, another film, created with the support of State Agency of Ukraine for the movie, received a prestigious award.

According to State Agency of Ukraine, one of the most anticipated films premieres this fall - the Polish-Ukrainian-British film about the Holodomor in Ukraine, The Price of Truth, won at the Gdynia (Poland) film festival, which took place from 16 to 21 September.

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The historical thriller of Polish director Agnieszka Holland received the main award of the Gold Lion film festival. In addition, filmmaker Grzegorz Piontkowski received a special prize for the best production design.

The film is based on the true story of a British journalist, Gareth Jones, who went to the USSR in 1933. He wanted to tell the world the truth about the crimes of the Stalinist regime and, in particular, about the Holodomor in Ukraine. However, Western politicians chose not to take into account the inconvenient truth for them, and established publishing offices did not publish his reports. The articles that Gareth Jones wrote during his journey to Ukraine in those years inspired George Orwell to create the novel "The Farmyard."

The world premiere of Mr. Jones took place at the 69th Berlin Film Festival, and the film recently hit the European Film Academy's longlist. Already on November 28, The Price of Truth will be released in a wide Ukrainian release.

As previously reported, Americans bought the rights to distribute a movie about the Ukrainian Holodomor.

Related: Ukrainian film receives one of the main awards at Venice Film Festival

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