Donbass (2018)

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In the eastern region of Donbass, a hybrid war blends open armed conflict, crimes and looting perpetrated by separatist gangs. In Donbas, war is called peace, propaganda is erected in truth and hate claims to be love. A journey through the Donbass is a series of crazy adventures in which the grotesque and the tragic mingle like life and death. This is not a tale about a region, a country or a political system but about a world lost in the after-truth and false identities. This concerns each of us.

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A brilliant formalist, Loznitsa likes to turn his camera on crowds in motion, turning each sequence into a collective indictment.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Donbass is a flawed, but vivid achievement.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A scathing portrait of a society where human interaction has descended to a level of barbarity more in keeping with late antiquity than the so-called contemporary civilized world.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…
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Powerful if ultimately enervating...

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its political bite, there's an emptiness to Donbass.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Shrewdly targets several dimensions...utilized to punish Ukraine...Extraordinarily canny in showing how...history is frequently re-written and "news" is scripted.

Feb 2, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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