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Available for screenings until

Jan 01, 2026

Available for screenings in

United States of America, Canada

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Film Movement

About the film

In the historic Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, despite the cruel war that has been raging since 2014 between the self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk and the Ukrainian government, people tries to survive in the rotten heart of chaos, where violence disguises itself as peace, propaganda becomes univocal truth and hatred reigns in the name of love.




2h 2m




Sergei Loznitsa

Awards & recognition

Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival 2018

Winner Jury Prize Best Film

Cannes Film Festival 2018

Winner Un Certain Regard - Directing Prize

International Film Festival of India 2018

Winner Golden Peacock Best Film

Seville European Film Festival 2018

Winner Golden Giraldillo Best Film

Ukrainian Film Academy Awards 2019

Winner Golden Dziga Best Director

Ukrainian Film Critics Awards 2018

Winner Ukrainian Film Critics Award "Kinokolo" Best Feature Film

What people are saying

In the way that The Wire unpacked something vital about the layered mess of American cities, Donbass digs with the grimmest of grins into a conflict that has been going on a long time.

Alissa Wilkinson


You might guess that Loznitsa will reveal that everything so far has been faked, but no. The situations he presents are all too realistic and harrowing, as the fate of the people in the trailer makes clear.

Caryn James

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