Ukrainian documentary film directed by Ukrainian Oles Sanin and American Mark Harris ‘Breaking point: The war for democracy in Ukraine’ will fight for the Oscar Award.
As the Ukrainian state film agency reports on its Facebook page, a movie about the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine and Russian occupation of Crimea and Donbas entered the long-list of Oscar and is among contenders for the Academy Award for the best documentary.
The film shows the period of 2013-2016. It contains a filmed evidence of political, criminal, war crimes and terrorist acts on the territory of Ukraine. During the work on the movie, 86 interviews were recorded with the participants of the events on Maidan and East of Ukraine and nearly 600 hours of cinema material were shot.
As it was reported earlier, two Ukrainian films appeared among the candidates for European Film Awards prizes in different categories. According to the official website of the European Film Academy, these are Graduation'97 by Pavlo Ostrikov and Benedikt Erlingsson's Woman At War.
Graduation'97 will try its luck in the best short film category; Woman At War is among the candidates for the European actress award. Graduation'97 tells of a lonely man, Roman, who lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a technician. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her for twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.