Mariupolis

Year
2016
Country
Lithuania, Germany, France, Ukraine
Duration
90’
Director
Mantas Kvedaravičius

A man repairs his fishing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt and the cables are fixed the same day. A small concert is given for factory workers and the sincere performance of a violinist makes them cry. Bombs fall into the sea, no one notices. Everyday life is defined by bomb threats in Mariupol, a city in Ukraine, situated east of Crimea and once populated by Greeks. It is a visually powerful homage to a city in crisis, dedicated to its poets and shoemakers.

Production
435 Films, Studio Uljana Kim, Extimacy Films, Rouge International, Twenty Twenty Vision
Sales
Rouge International, 6 rue de Braque, 75003 Paris, France, bienvenus@rouge-international.com, www.rouge-international.com
Director
Mantas Kvedaravičius

Mantas Kvedaravicius is a filmmaker and an academic who holds the long-standing interests in absence, materiality and body in their performative and political manifestations. He holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and currently is an associate professor at Vilnius University. His documentaries – Barzakh (2011) and Mariupolis (2016) have premiered and been awarded in Berlinale, Busan, Hong-Kong and Vision-du-Reel film festivals.

Filmography

Barzakh (2011)

Red Hall
Cinema House
vul. Saksahanskoho, 6
Q&A with film crew
By invitation or by tickets
Thursday
31 March 2016
20:00
Red Hall
Cinema House
vul. Saksahanskoho, 6
Free entry
Friday
01 April 2016
20:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
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March 2020