The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov
Procesul: Rusia vs. Oleg Sențov
Russian, Ukrainian, English
Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: Adei Solomon
This film closely follows the Russian show trial of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, a former participant in the Euromaidan protests and a militant against the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. For some, this may be a chronicle with an ending foretold, given that Sentsov has already been sentenced to twenty years in prison, having been charged with arms trafficking and with organizing a terrorist cell. But by focusing on this case, which has become part of collective memory, director and cameraman Askold Kurov produces an important record which gives us an opportunity to reflect on the inner functioning of a repressive system, on the repercussions for those who stand against such regimes, and on our own responsibility to support them in their heroic acts.
awards and festivals
2018: Human Rights Watch Film Festival
2017: Berlin IFF