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Atlantis

Directed by
Valentyn Vasyanovych

Status . Completed

Country . Ukraine

Original Title . АТЛАНТИДА

Year . 2019

Language . Ukrainian

Domestic Release . Arthouse Traffic

Genre . Drama

Runtime . 108

THE NEW FILM BY
THE ARTISTIC TEAM
BEHIND 2014
HIT THE TRIBE

Eastern Ukraine, 2025. A desert unsuitable for human habitation. Water is a dear commodity brought by trucks. A Wall is being build-up on the border. Sergiy, a former soldier, 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.

DIRECTOR

Valentyn Vasyanovych is a Ukrainian director, producer and DoP. He was born in 1971 in Zhytomyr, Ukraine and graduated from The National University of theatre, cinema and television of Karpenko-Kary as cinematographer (1995) and documentary filmmaker (2000), as well as from The Wajda School in Poland (2007).


In 2004, he gained recognition as a documentary filmmaker - his documentary AGAINST THE SUN (2004) received the Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand IFF, the Grand Prix at Nancy FF, mention of the jury at the Toronto IFF and several other awards.


His full-length documentary PRYSMERK (2015) was awarded Special Mention at Docudays FF in Kiev and received the Golden Duke as the best Ukrainian film at Odesa IFF in 2015.


In 2012, he made his debut feature BUSINESS AS USUAL (Odessa IFF, Special Jury Mention, FICC award).


His second feature film KREDENS was awarded a prize by Odesa's FIPRESCI Jury.


In 2014, Valentyn Vasyanovych worked as a producer and DoP on Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's THE TRIBE, which became the biggest international success of Ukrainian film, winning the Grand Prize at Cannes’ Critics week and more than 40 other prizes around the globe.


His 2017 feature, BLACK LEVEL, won the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Ukrainian Feature at the Odessa International Film Festival.


ATLANTIS (2019) won Best Film in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival.

CAST & CREW

CAST
Andriy Rymaruk
Liudmyla Bileka
Vasyl Antoniak


PRODUCERS
Iya Myslytska
Valentyn Vasyanovych
Vladimir Yatsenko (Homeward)


DOP
Valentyn Vasyanovych


PRODUCTION DESIGN
Vladlen Odudenko


SOUND DESIGN
Serhiy Stepansky

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

VENICE ORIZZONTI (AWARD FOR BEST FILM)

TORONTO IFF

HAMBURG IFF

WARSAW IFF

VIENNALE

TOKYO IFF (SPECIAL JURY PRIZE)

THESSALONIKI IFF

MINSK IFF (GRAND PRIX, GOLDEN LISTAPAD FOR BEST FILM)

GOLDEN HORSES IFF

CORK IFF

SEVILLE EUROPEAN FF

TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS

LES ARCS FF (CRISTAL ARROW AWARD)

LUXEMBOURG CITY IFF

GLASGOW IFF

FICUNAM (BEST FILM AWARD)

VILNIUS IFF

NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS

BARCELONA D'A

INDIE BO

TRANSILVANIA IFF

“Atlantis is stunning
to watch.”

“A strong piece of
poetically pure Cinema.”