Museum Films is partnering with Grasshopper Films to deliver the best of new world cinema straight to your living room and help you get a head start on awards season! We’re pleased to share Ukraine’s official submission for the 2021 Best International Feature Oscar, visually stunning Venice Film Festival award-winner, Atlantis, a dystopian drama set in war-torn near-future Ukraine.
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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 latest 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 Donbas, a large area of eastern Ukraine descended into a desert unfit for human habitation. Pit waste polluted the land, infrastructure was destroyed, and acres of flooded mines poisoned wells and rivers. In a few more years the land will be a lifeless exclusion zone like Chernobyl.
Engulfed by PTSD, Serhiy (Andrii Rymaruk) 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 (Liudmyla Bileka), 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. Building on his formally beautiful work as a cinematographer, Vasyanovych exudes great empathy as director on his fourth and boldest fiction feature. A tragic symphony of precise visual choreography fused with a percussion of absolution, Atlantis is an amalgam of sorrow, hope, and ionizing pragmatism.” -TIFF
Director Valentyn Vasyanovych | 2019 | In English and Ukranian with English Subtitles | 106 minutes | NR (Content advisories: images of war violence and dead bodies, nudity, simulated sexual content)