Dishevelled room
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Friday, May 3, 2024 2:15 PM
Layered over the visible evidence of their destruction, covertly recorded conversations between Russian soldiers provide a shocking and revealing soundtrack of those who destroy amidst the futility and inhumanity of a prolonged war in Ukraine.
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The barrage of images documenting the devastation across Ukraine since 2022 have sadly become too familiar. While residents live under the constant threat of violence, there are moments of stillness and peace that last until the next attack. Patiently observed scenes of interrupted domesticity and the senseless destruction that is a result of the invasion in reclaimed parts of the country form a visual framework over which an assembly of surreptitiously recorded phone conversations between Russian soldiers in the trenches and their loved ones are played. Subtle details in the images illustrate examples of resistance, while the anonymous voices of the troops display the callousness and inhumanity of those who have been dispatched to execute plans they did not conceive. Their casual recollections are savage confessions. Bringing together the destroyer and the destroyed with a shocking juxtaposition of what is seen and what is heard creates a constant tension that underlines the futility of a prolonged war and provides a vital opportunity for reflection and resolve.

Distributor: Les Films du 3 Mars

Sales Agent: Lightdox

Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Stories from Quebec
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
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Festival Info
Festival Year:2024
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Festival Favourites
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
War & Conflict
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Oksana Karpovych
Producer(s):Rocío B. Fuentes
Giacomo Nudi
Pauline Tran Van Lieu
Lucie Rego
Darya Bassel
Olha Beskhmelnytsina
Writer(s):Oksana Karpovych
Editor(s):Charlotte Tourrès
Cinematography:Christopher Nunn
Sound:Alex Lane
Artem Kosynskyi
Co-Production Companies:ARTE France
Génération Ukraine