Filmmaker Valentyn Vasyanovych’s latest film and cinematic masterpiece – ‘Atlantis’ – takes the viewer on a visually gorgeous and emotionally turbulent journey into the close future.
In a desolate post-war Ukraine – in the year 2025 – Sergiy, a former soldier, delivers water, a now scarce resource, around the country. He’s in a desert unsuitable for human habitation. Water is a dear commodity brought by trucks. A wall is being built-up on the border. Sergiy is having trouble adapting to his new reality. He meets Katya while on the Black Tulip mission dedicated to exhuming war corpses. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life in which they are also allowed to fall in love again.
By volunteering his time to recover the dead bodies of his fellow soldiers, Sergiy is able to heal the wounds of war in both his country and himself.
During an impressive festival tour, the film took home the prize of ‘Best Feature’ from Venice Horizons at Venice International Film Festival and has now been selected as Ukraine’s Official Oscar entry for Best International Feature Film.
*WINNER – VENICE HORIZONS – BEST FEATURE – 2019 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL*
*WINNER – BEST FEATURE AND BEST DIRECTOR – 2020 UKRANIAN FILM CRITICS AWARD*
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS 2020*
For more information about ‘Atlantis’ and to find a theatre, please go here: projectr.tv/movie/atlantis