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In Ukraine, the filming of the first war-inspired feature films and series has begun


STORY - Those who make the films have also become soldiers, and reality increasingly precedes fiction.


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Exterior day.

March 21, 2023. Soldiers in Russian uniforms advance with weapons in hand on a street in kyiv.

Neighbors are panicking.

The police and army telephone lines are overloaded with calls.

Civilians prepare to confront the intruders - but, at the last moment, the Ukrainian authorities warn the Kievans:

“Put away your pickle jars!

It's about actors setting up a scene."

A European and Ukrainian co-production, the miniseries

Those Who Remained

has just started filming.

Each episode tells a story of Ukrainians in the early days of the Russian invasion, barely a year ago.

An invasion that continues today, and that we are already filming.

Russia is waging war on Ukraine and therefore on all Ukrainian artists.

Every artistic act is now an act of war

Maksym Nakonechnyi, Ukrainian director

Maksym Nakonechnyi is a young Ukrainian director.

His first film,

Butterfly Vision,

was presented at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. It recounts a war that has contaminated all creation:

“Today, we cannot deny reality, we can only refer to it.

I wanted to write a comedy before the invasion, but...

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Source: lefigaro

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