Process, the documentary directed by the Ukrainian Sergiy Loznitsa, is in the official program of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. The movie will be presented hors concours, as the website of the festival reports.
Process is dedicated to Stalin’s repressions. It is mounted out of the documentary chronicle of the 1930s. The Netherlands are mentioned as the production state.
It should be noted that it is the third Losnitsa’s movie over this year. The premiere of each was held at the most prestigious European film festivals. The documentary Victory Day took part in the Forum program of Berlinale. Donbass participated in Un Certain Regard of Cannes Film Festival, where it was rewarded for directing.
Sergei Loznitsa is one of the most prominent Ukrainian film directors in the world. His movie My Joy became the first Ukrainian film presented at the official Cannes Festival competition in 2010. Besides, other two Loznitsa’s films were presented within the festival’s program – Maidan in 2014 and A Gentle Creature in 2017.
Donbass will be screened in Ukraine this year.
Earlier, another Ukrainian movie included in the official program of the festival Woman at War got the prize for best music.
Besides, the world premiere of a Ukrainian movie Vulkan (volcano, - ed.) took place in Karlovy Vary at the 53rd International Film Festival. Roman Bondarchuk, the Director of the film, reminded the international society of Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. 'I want to turn attention to Oleg, my colleague, who has been starving in a Russian prison for 49 days now. We should remember him and another 60 political prisoners', he said.