AFI Member passes accepted.

Note: "Donbas" with a single "s" is the typical English transliteration of the Ukrainian "Донбас." "Donbass" — the English transliteration of the Russian "Донба́сс" — is director Sergei Loznitsa's preferred spelling for the film's title.

A portion of ticket sales from DONBASS will go to the Ukraine Crisis Fund administered by Americares. Americares is a BBB-accredited charity with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. They have more than 40 years of experience responding to emergencies, including conflicts that lead to large-scale displacements. Americares is currently providing rush emergency support for Ukraine, delivering medicine, medical supplies and emergency funding to support families and people affected by the Ukraine crisis. For more information on the program, visit americares.org.

Special thanks to Film Movement. " /> AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

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DONBASS (2018)

2019 Oscar® Selection, Ukraine

[DONBAS] [ДОНБАС]
Winner of the Directing Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa's (A GENTLE CREATURE, IN THE FOG, MY JOY) biting omnibus film swept the Ukrainian Film Academy Awards in 2019 with wins for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film. In the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, mid-2010s: a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by Russian-separatist gangs. In the Donbas, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love. Life is suffused with fear and suspicion. What is real and what is fake news? Called "a darkly satirical omnibus of scathing vignettes" by The Washington Post, DONBASS serves as a crucial interpretation of the Russo-Ukrainian war, but the film is not, ultimately, a tale of one region or one conflict. It is about a world lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us. (Note adapted from Film Movement.) DIR/SCR Sergei Loznitsa; PROD Heino Deckert. Germany/Ukraine/France/Netherlands/Romania, 2018, color, 120 min. In Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

AFI Member passes accepted.

Note: "Donbas" with a single "s" is the typical English transliteration of the Ukrainian "Донбас." "Donbass" — the English transliteration of the Russian "Донба́сс" — is director Sergei Loznitsa's preferred spelling for the film's title.

A portion of ticket sales from DONBASS will go to the Ukraine Crisis Fund administered by Americares. Americares is a BBB-accredited charity with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. They have more than 40 years of experience responding to emergencies, including conflicts that lead to large-scale displacements. Americares is currently providing rush emergency support for Ukraine, delivering medicine, medical supplies and emergency funding to support families and people affected by the Ukraine crisis. For more information on the program, visit americares.org.

Special thanks to Film Movement.

120 Minutes
Drama

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