Ukrainian film Atlantis wins at Tokyo International Film Festival

Near-future drama directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych won the special jury prize
19:00, 6 November 2019


Valentyn Vasyanovych’s "Atlantis", which had previously won one of the major awards at the Venice Film Festival, won the special jury prize at the Tokyo International Festival, Variety reports.

"Atlantis" is a near-future drama that tells the story about dystopia, which takes place in the post-industrial future after the return of the occupied Donbas to Ukraine.

It is worth mentioning that Tokyo International Film Festival has been running since 1985 and is the only official Japanese film festival.

Related: Ukrainian film about Holodomor receives main award of film festival

As we reported earlier, Mykyta Lyskov's Ukrainian animated film "Deep Love" received the Golden Dove at Dok Leipzig-2019, one of the oldest documentary and animation film festivals, which took place from October 28 to November 3 in Leipzig (Germany).

According to Ukrainian State Film Agency, the cartoon received the Golden Dove Award in the Next Masters Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film program.

The cartoon tells the story of love through symbols: witty story-reflection on relationships between people, which is revealed through sounds.

Related: Three new Ukrainian films to be shown at Netherlands Film Festival

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