An anonymous informant of the Ukrainian Armed Forces secretly films the movements of Russian troops in the occupied Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. Workers at the Chornobyl NPP share their experiences of living at the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant. Catastrophic scenarios from the past and present are intertwined in this macabre episode of the Russian invasion. The film was created as part of the project The Reckoning: Ukraine Testifies, which documents and investigates Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
Content warning: depiction of war
Director: Oleksiy Radynski
Producer: Lyuba Knorozok
Cinematographer: Max Savchenko, Anonymous
Sound: Andriy Borysenko
Winner of The Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen in the International Competition (2023)
Oleksiy Radynski is a film director and screenwriter based in Kyiv. His feature-length debut film Infinity According to Florian (2022) had its world premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and has also been screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Docs Against Gravity, DocAviv, Krakow International Film Festival, and other festivals. His short films have been screened at the Oberhausen International Film Festival, Leipzig Documentary and Animation Film Festival, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, and other festivals, and have been awarded at the Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Kyiv International Molodist Film Festival, Kyiv International Short Film Festival, etc.
Infinity According to Florian (2022), Circulation (2020), Facade Colour: Blue (2019), The Film of Kyiv. Episode One (2017), Landslide (2016), People Who Came to Power (2015), Integration (2014), Incident at the Museum (2013)