Donbas, the film by Ukrainian filmmaker Serhiy Loznytsia, won the main award of the 15th international film festival in Seville, Spain. The jury ruled that the Golden Giraldillo will go to the famous motion picture dedicated to the tragic events in eastern Ukraine, torn apart by the ongoing military actions.
'The film achieves an exquisite mix of fiction film form and documentary film feel. The excellent cinematography provides a creative and clear view of the relentless tragedy of the “fog of war.” Writer/director Sergei Loznitsa effectively balances the horrors of violent armed conflict, plus the animus of nationalist posturing, with an affecting and watchable story on a relatable human scale', reads the description as posted on the official website of the festival.
Recently, Ukrainian film “Weightlifter” directed by Dmytro Sukholytky-Sobchuk got the main award in the short-films competition of the 34th Warsaw International Film Festival as it is stated on the website of the festival.
The film tells about a young weightlifter who prepares for the prestigious competition. In parallel, he has difficulties in the relationships with a girlfriend, trainer, and relatives. The movie was made in the cooperation of Ukraine and Poland.
Also, the Ukrainian films 'When the trees fall' by Marysia Nykytyuk, 'Eter' by Krzysztof Zanussi, and 'Cacophony of Donbas' by Ihor Minayev were demonstrated at Warsaw International Film Festival.