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Atlantis

A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society, in this dystopian vision of Ukraine in the near future.

Please note that this film is in Ukrainian and English, with Dutch subtitles
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The existence of Atlantis has been debated ever since it appeared in Plato’s writings, where it stood as an allegory on the hubris of nations. Valentyn Vasyanovych’s film lends the name to an anti-utopia in Ukraine in the near future. Following the 2014 Russian invasion that displaced well over 1,600,000 inhabitants from occupied Crimea and Donbass, a large area of eastern Ukraine descended into a desert unfit for human habitation.
Engulfed by PTSD, Serhiy returns from the war and finds a job in a smelter. In search of grounding, he joins the Black Tulip volunteer force working to exhume war corpses. There, he meets Katya, who, through her desire to restore peaceful energy and create positive order, balances the chaos and his despondency. The collision of these positive and negative charges results in a fallout with effects invisible to the human eye, but felt on a human scale. (source: www.tiff.net)

Valentyn Vasyanovych, Ukraine, 2019, 106 min. Ukrainian & English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak.
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