“A debut of remarkable formal precision, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis is an urgent yet highly controlled dispatch from the war-torn Donbass in Eastern Ukraine. Set five years into the future, this all-too-real dystopia uses a series of distanced, compositionally rigorous frames to follow Sergiy, a Ukrainian soldier suffering from PTSD as he tries to restart his life amidst these scourged, uninhabitable lands. Rather than foreground the in-the-moment battle between Russia and Ukraine, Vasyanovych instead powerfully depicts the inevitable aftermath, marked by economic and ecological degradation. Yet somehow, through a new volunteer job exhuming the dead, Sergey finds an unexpected path back to humanity.” – Film at Lincoln Center ATLANTIS is stunning to watch. Sensitively observed and meticulously crafted. A remarkable piece of filmmaking. A remarkable piece of filmmaking from an exciting emerging Eastern European voice.” – Nikki Baughan, Screen (in Ukrainian w/English subtitles)
- FREE for SSU Students (get code from your professor)
- $12 for 72-hour rental to the General Public
Run time: 108 min.